McLean, Va., July 6, 2009 – Science Applications International Corp. signed an agreement to acquire R.W. Beck Group, Inc., a provider of business and technical consulting services in engineering, energy and infrastructure. R.W. Beck has its headquarters in Seattle, Wash.
Founded in 1942, R. W. Beck serves public and private infrastructure organizations and financiers in the energy, water, wastewater and solid waste industries. The company’s 550 technically-based business consultants – including engineers, economists, analysts and other professionals – develop sustainable solutions specific to customers’ engineering, economic, planning, operational and organizational challenges. R.W. Beck’s customers include utility organizations, government entities, financial institutions and other commercial customers.
The definitive agreement includes SAIC’s acquisition of Beck Disaster Recovery (BDR), Inc., an emergency management consultancy. R. W. Beck is the majority owner of BDR. The company provides all hazards mitigation, preparedness/planning, response, recovery and reconstruction services; continuity and emergency operations planning; risk management and mitigation; and training services to local and state government agencies nationwide.
R.W. Beck will join SAIC’s Infrastructure, Logistics and Product Solutions Group led by Group President Joe Craver. The group provides technical and engineering solutions for a variety of customers and mission areas including all hazards preparedness and logistics; energy management services; and environmental support.
R.W. Beck’s core consulting and engineering organization will join the group’s Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure business unit led by J.T. Grumski to combine synergies in environmental services, including water, wastewater, and solid waste management; energy management and grid technology; infrastructure planning and design-build; and capital program management.
The acquisition is expected to close at the beginning of August 2009, subject to shareholder approval and customary closing conditions.