American Systems acquires EM Business Holdings Inc.
American Systems, a Chantilly-based government IT services provider, said Tuesday that it has acquired EM Business Holdings Inc. (EMBH) in Arlington.
The transaction closed Monday, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bluestone Capital Partners represented EMBH, a company that provides engineering, IT and professional services.
American Systems said the acquisition would add more than 160 employees to its workforce, complement its existing capabilities and expand the company’s footprint in key areas.
“Acquisitions are an important element of our growth strategy. Having said that, we work hard to ensure that we select companies that are a good fit for us, both culturally and strategically,” Peter Smith, American System’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “EMBH will mesh well with our culture and our current capabilities, and their support of national priority programs is aligned with our strategic plan.”
EMBH has been providing engineering, science and advanced technology solutions for the defense, security and intelligence markets since 2000. The company’s services include program management, systems engineering, logistics, and modeling and simulation.
Under the terms of the agreement, EMBH will join American Systems’ Human Capital & Managed Services group (HCMS), led by Vice President and General Manager Jason Frye.
Founded in 1975, American Systems is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S., with about 1,300 employees nationwide. The company provides test and evaluation, systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers.