Arlington, Virginia and Ottawa, Canada — Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I) and Calian Technologies Ltd. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ACT I has acquired Calian Technology (US) Ltd., a leading provider of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) engineering, logistics and financial management services, for an undisclosed amount. Calian Technology (US) Ltd. will join ACT I as the Calian Division, led by current Calian Technology (US) Ltd. President Patricia Donnelly, and the team will report to ACT I CEO Michael Niggel. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.
“The strategic acquisition of Calian Technology (US) Ltd. underscores our commitment to build on our core competencies of FMS program management, cost and earned value management, and schedule/risk analysis for the U.S. and our Allies. Calian Technology (US) Ltd. has just the right technical and program management expertise that both our U.S. and International customers need,” said Michael Niggel, CEO, ACT I. “This acquisition adds excellent FMS engineering, logistics and financial management services to ACT I’s growing portfolio of DoD acquisition management programs and capabilities.”
Launched in 1989, Calian Technology (US) Ltd. supports numerous Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs including the F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk, C-130, F-5, and P-3 for the U.S. Navy, Australia, Spain, and Israel. The acquired company will continue to expand its engineering, logistics and financial management support for these clients as well as for ACT I’s international client base. Mr. Ray Basler, the CEO of Calian Technologies Ltd, stated “It is very difficult for a Canadian-owned US-based subsidiary to grow and prosper in the FMS arena, and we are pleased that ACT I will be able to take the enterprise to the next level while we refocus our management attention on our core Canadian offerings.”
About Calian Technologies Ltd.
Calian employs over 2300 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company’s capabilities include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, operations and maintenance, IT services and training domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Our goal is to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements of individuals and teams, provides access to critical recruiting capabilities and delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions. Our strength lies in understanding clients’ needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers’ framework. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED) plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.
About Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C.
Founded in 1998, ACT I (http://www.act-i.com/) is a privately owned and operated U.S. small business providing acquisition management support to the U.S. Services and our Allies/FMS customers (e.g., Australia, Canada, Demark, Israel, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Japan, and the U.K.). ACT I is a recognized knowledge company providing trusted expertise, leadership excellence, and life-cycle management solutions in support of defense, space and energy. ACT I supports complex technology programs including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Raptor, SBIRS, GPS, EELV, MILSATCOM Satellites, Tactical Vehicles, DTRA Nuclear Forensics, and DoD Alternative Energy programs.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are projections or other statements about future events. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements because of a variety of risks and uncertainties about our business. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement.
For questions of additional information please contact:Mr. Michael Niggel, CEO Advanced Concepts and Technologies, International, L.L.C. (ACT I) firstname.lastname@example.org 703-418-0636
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