Leidos Holdings has completed the acquisition of Gibbs & Cox for approximately $380 million in cash. The transaction was previously announced in February. 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. Leidos says the acquisition positions them to provide a broad set of engineering solutions to the US Navy and to an expanding set of foreign Navies.
“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.”
“We are excited to join Leidos, whose employee culture and history of innovation strongly mirror our own legendary 91-year history,” said Chris Deegan, Gibbs & Cox resident and chief executive. “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.”