Leidos Holdings, Inc. , a FORTUNEÂ® 500 science and technology leader, announced the completed acquisition of Gibbs & Cox, Inc. for approximately $380 million in cash. The transaction was previously announced on Feb. 23, 2021. The acquisition positions Leidos to provide a broad set of engineering solutions to the US Navy and to an expanding set of foreign Navies.Gibbs & Cox will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary and will be combined with Leidos’ maritime systems division. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Gibbs & Cox is the largest independent ship design firm focused on naval architecture and marine engineering. The company’s world class naval architects, designers, engineers and program managers develop innovative vessel designs and naval capabilities.
“We are excited to join Leidos, whose employee culture and history of innovation strongly mirror our own legendary 91-year history”, said Gibbs & Cox President and Chief Executive Chris Deegan. “Gibbs & Cox will remain the nation’s largest independent provider of maritime services. The combination of our world-class naval architecture, design and engineering services with Leidos’ speed, security and scale will significantly enhance our combined offerings in the fast growing maritime undersea, autonomous and cyber security segments. We look forward to mapping a new Gibbs & Cox with Leidos for the next 90 years.”
“We are delighted to welcome the Gibbs & Cox team to the Leidos family,” said Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. “Gibbs & Cox is widely regarded for developing the most talented and experienced naval designers in the world. We look forward to this new era of innovation while combining the best of both companies.”
Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting. The firm is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices throughout the United States and Australia. Leidos is a Fortune 500Â® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.