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Versar to buy Johnson Controls Security Systems for $20 million

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Versar signed a definitive agreement to acquire Johnson Controls' specialized federal security integration business, known as Johnson Controls Security Systems (JCSS).

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Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, JCSS is a CAS-compliant security systems integrator serving Federal clients by designing, installing and supporting complex physical security, network security, and facilities management systems.

The acquisition price of $20 million will be satisfied with cash and contingent consideration. The deal is expected to be accretive in the first year.

The agreement between the parties provides that the transaction is expected to close on or before September 30, 2015, assuming all conditions to close are satisfied.

Tony Otten, CEO of Versar, said, "The acquisition of JCSS, which is well known for its substantial security expertise, will be a great strategic fit for Versar, extending our client base, and enabling us to offer additional products and services to our existing clients.

"An important element of our growth strategy is to leverage our service capabilities to generate more work with our existing clients and to more effectively compete for new customers and projects in the new economic environment."


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