SI International acquires Shenandoah Electronic Intelligence

Feb. 10, 2005
RESTON, Va., 9 February 2005. SI International, Inc. announced today that it completed the purchase of Shenandoah Electronic Intelligence, Inc. (SEI) for $75 million.

RESTON, Va., 9 February 2005. SI International, Inc. announced today that it completed the purchase of Shenandoah Electronic Intelligence, Inc. (SEI) for $75 million.

SEI is a provider of critical business process outsourcing primarily for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SEI's services include: data and records management; applications processing; file and mail management; analytical support services; and secure optical card processing at one of the largest facilities of its kind.

The acquisition supports SI International's strategic growth plan to broaden its customer base in one of its key focus areas -- Homeland Defense. The SEI acquisition strengthens SI International's relationships with DHS agencies and expands SI International's portfolio of mission-critical outsourcing services.

Founded in 1986, SEI performs facilities and records management functions for several government entities and produces personalized identification cards at a secure optical card processing facility, which is considered one of DHS' "Centers for Excellence." SEI has approximately 1,600 employees with over 99 percent holding security clearances.

Under the terms of the definitive stock purchase agreement, SI International acquired SEI for $75 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction was funded through cash-on-hand and borrowings from a new $160 million credit facility. The purchase price is subject to adjustment as a result of certain tax elections. The definitive stock purchase agreement also provides that the SEI stockholders will retain certain non-operating assets and contingent accounts receivable. SI International expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings. SEI's trailing 12 months revenue ended September 30, 2004 was approximately $73.9 million.

"We believe that the combined strengths of SI International and SEI can better serve our Federal government clients' growing requirements, and create more opportunities to provide our service offerings to a larger client base," said Ray Oleson, chairman and CEO of SI International. "Combined, we have over 3,500 employees that will enable us to take on larger scale assignments."

"SEI has some tremendous talent and experience in key areas of the business process outsourcing sector for the Federal government," added SI International's president and COO, Brad Antle. "This acquisition is an excellent fit within our company and will blend well with our culture."

SI International, a member of the Russell 2000 index, is a provider of information technology and network solutions (IT) primarily to the Federal government. The company combines technological and industry expertise to provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-practice solutions and services, from design and development to documentation and operations, to assist clients in achieving their missions. For more information see

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