LinQuest Acquires The Perduco Group

LinQuest Corporation, a provider of space systems technology solutions for US defense and intelligence communities, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Perduco Group, a high-growth and provider of advanced data analytics, data architecting and model-based simulation to defense and civilian agencies, the company said.

Together, Perduco and LinQuest will deliver enhanced industry-leading decision analytics, operations research, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and mission planning capabilities. This comprehensive services offering will strengthen the combined organization´s market position as a trusted technology solutions partner for military and intelligence community customers.

The acquisition brings LinQuest an expanded contract portfolio with multiple contract paths for its defense customer base. Contract vehicles include the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the DoD´s Rapid Innovation Fund.

With the support of its majority investment partners, Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management, LinQuest has focused on growth by scaling its R&D capabilities and expanding its customer offerings. The acquisition of Perduco is consistent with this strategy and furthers the company´s leadership in space systems technology solutions.

Baird served as LinQuest´s financial advisor with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP serving as legal advisors. Jones Day served as legal advisor to Perduco. As part of the transaction, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is providing an expanded credit facility to support LinQuest´s continued growth.

LinQuest Corporation is a Los Angeles-based space systems technology company that provides innovative services and solutions to US defense, national security, and intelligence communities that focus on the convergence of C4ISR, information, and cyber systems. These services and solutions span the integration, engineering, testing, operations, and sustainment of critical space, air, and ground systems capabilities and programs. More information can be found on the company´s website at www.linquest.com.

Located near Dayton, Ohio, The Perduco Group is a high-end data analytics firm delivering a wide range of technical solutions to the defense and intelligence communities. Perduco transforms data into useful information and extracts insights that support decision makers facing complex problems. Perduco was established in 2011 and, following its acquisition by LinQuest Corporation, operates as a business unit of LinQuest. More information can be found on the company´s website at www.theperducogroup.com.