Whitney, Bradley & Brown acquires public sector consultancy Decisive Analytics

22 January 2020 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB), a Reston, VA–based provider of program management and consulting services to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies, has acquired Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC), an Arlington, VA–based technology consultancy focused on the DoD. WBB is a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital.

Founded in 1996, DAC delivers advanced engineering and analytical support to the DoD and intelligence community. The firm uses capabilities in systems engineering, lifecycle logistics, cybersecurity, data and analytics, and machine learning to solve complex problems for its public sector clients.

DAC has offices in Arlington, VA; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; and Huntsville, AL.

WBB’s acquisition of DAC will expand the consulting firm’s workforce to 1000 employees, while also expanding its presence to Colorado, California, and Alabama. The firm has five offices in the Washington, DC–area, as well as offices in Ohio, Georgia, and Florida.

Whitney, Bradley & Brown acquires public sector consultancy Decisive Analytics

Robert Olsen, WBB’s CEO, said, “DAC is a leading provider of mission critical services with a sterling reputation that has been cultivated through 20 years of prior performance serving the United States government. This acquisition builds on WBB’s organic growth and allows domain expertise within critical capabilities including program management, systems engineering, vehicle integration and prototyping, cybersecurity, data analytics, and development.”

Founded in 1981, WBB advises US federal clients (military, healthcare, and federal civilian) in the areas of mission performance, advanced analytics, acquisitions and program support, capabilities development, and training.

WBB is a portfolio company of Miami-based private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, which has over $35 billion of equity capital under management. The firm specializes in providing debt and equity capital to small and mid-size companies, and its current portfolio includes more than 100 companies, including HR consultancy Buck.

Jeff Zanarini, managing director at H.I.G. Capital, commented, “We are pleased to support this strategic combination. WBB and DAC have independently developed complementary suites of solutions that will present exciting future growth opportunities for the combined business.”

In October 2019, WBB acquired a similar company in the form of Vienna, VA–based BRTRC Federal Solutions. The acquired firm had a 30-year history of supporting the military and intelligence community with services in systems and vehicle integration, prototyping and commercialization, strategic communications, and cybersecurity.