KBR announced today it has completed the acquisition of Honeywell Technology Solutions
OREANDA-NEWS. KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has completed the acquisition of Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. (HTSI).
The acquisition of HTSI continues KBR's strategy of expanding its global Government Services offerings into higher end technical services that offer increased margins and a lower risk profile. The addition of HTSI builds on KBR's July acquisition of KBRwyle and HTSI will be integrated into KBRwyle to create a total capability Government Services organization that spans the spectrum of the life-cycle of aerospace and defense programs from research and development, through test and evaluation, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics.
The acquisition is expected to be accretive to KBR's earnings per share in 2017. The acquisition will provide balance as well as synergistic opportunities for collaboration and skills and resources sharing between KBR's business segments, especially project and program management skills.
"We are proud to add HTSI and its outstanding record of past performance to KBR's Government Services portfolio which further diversifies KBR's capabilities, and provides high-value, low-risk, more predictable and long-term earnings capabilities to provide balance to the more cyclical nature of the hydrocarbons business. This acquisition also provides synergistic opportunities across our business and expands our government service offerings while growing our geographic footprint and providing us access to new funding streams," said Stuart Bradie, President and CEO of KBR.
"The addition of HTSI will position KBR at the forefront of the government services industry as a leader in high end technical engineering and mission support, cyber security, logistics and equipment maintenance creating a global $2.5 billion Government Services organization providing full service capabilities and drawing on the best in class capabilities of all organizations," continued Bradie.
The transaction was funded through KBR's existing line of credit facility.
About KBR, Inc.
KBR, Inc. is a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, employing approximately 25,800 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries across three distinct global businesses:
- Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology in refining, ethylene, ammonia and fertilizers, and gasification; and niche consulting and know-how through subsidiaries Granherne, Energo and GVA
- Engineering & Construction, including Offshore Oil & Gas; Onshore Oil & Gas; LNG/GTL; Refining; Petrochemicals; Chemicals; differentiated EPC, and Industrial Services
- Government Services, incorporating KBRwyle, includes capabilities that span the full spectrum of government mission requirements including research and development, testing, engineering, logistics, deployed operations, and life-cycle sustainment.
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added consulting services, integrated EPC delivery and Long Term Industrial Services to ensure consistent project delivery with predictable results. At KBR, we deliver.
Forward Looking Statement
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