Private equity, SI

Private Equity Firm Acquires Government Services Company MCR

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired MCR, a government services provider based in McLean, Virginia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 529 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

Founded in 1977, MCR provides cost analysis and engineering and software development expertise to customers in the defense, intelligence, and critical civilian government agencies in the US and internationally. MCR also offers cybersecurity expertise to its clientele.

MCR’s senior management team has invested alongside Arlington in the deal, the buyer said.

Arlington Acquires MCR: Next Phase Of Growth

In a prepared statement about the deal, MCR CEO Bill Parker said:

"We have generated a great deal of momentum in expanding our distinct capabilities to support our customer base resulting in industry-leading organic growth over the past three years, and this is just the beginning. With Arlington's support and investment, we see exciting new opportunities to become trusted advisors and technical partners to support our customers' success across the spectrum of critical mission challenges. We have found a partner in Arlington, a firm that we have known for many years, that understands what makes MCR special and will remain committed to this mission as the Company enters its next phase of growth."

David Wodlinger, partner at Arlington, added:

"MCR has established itself as a preeminent provider of differentiated systems engineering and integration solutions that address critical national security objectives in the space, cyber, and missile defense domains. We are partnering with MCR to increase investment in these core areas, as well as to pursue strategic acquisitions to enhance and broaden the differentiated capabilities that MCR can bring to bear for its customers and to provide additional career opportunities for the Company's employees. We see enormous demand in the market for MCR's services and we believe that with our investment in the business, MCR is very well positioned for the significant growth in front of it."

Ben Ramundo, VP at Arlington, concluded:

"MCR has built a reputation for technical excellence and commitment to the mission, making the Company an employer of choice for high caliber professionals. We are excited to partner with the MCR management team to build on that tradition and accelerate the Company's growth by investing in new capabilities as well as pursuing strategic acquisition opportunities in complementary markets."

Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm that currently manages a $1.7 billion fund. The firm is focused on middle-market investment opportunities in growth industries including government services and technology, aerospace & defense, healthcare, and business services and software.

Government Services M&A

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity involving government IT service providers has been steady, with numerous first-time buyers, private equity firms and strategic buyers jumping into the market. You can find a full list of the deals ChannelE2E has tracked so far here.