ManTech International [MANT] on Tuesday said it has acquired Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), a small firm focused on providing cyber security services to the public and private sectors, in a deal aimed at strengthening its cyber capabilities.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ManTech said it expects the acquisition, which was funded from cash on hand and an existing line of credit, to be slightly accretive to its 2015 financial results.

ManTech Chairman and CEO George Pedersen. Photo: ManTech
ManTech Chairman and CEO George Pedersen. Photo: ManTech

Before the acquisition, Northern Virginia-based KCG touted itself as being “one of the largest independent, privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States,” according to its website. KCG’s largest customer is the Department of Homeland Security and it has provided support to the Department of Justice and FBI for more than a decade, a ManTech spokeswoman said.

Earlier this year, KCG won a $29.1 million task order from DHS for the services component of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, which the department is overseeing to help all federal agencies as well as state, local and tribal governments defend their networks from cyber attacks.

Other federal customers of KCG’s include the Federal Reserve Bank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. KCG also serves commercial customers.

“ManTech is a cyber leader, and the acquisition of KCG fits with our strategy of expanding into the growing cyber services and homeland security markets,” George Pedersen, chairman and CEO of ManTech, said in a statement.

KCG has more than 200 cyber security professionals that are joining ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Group. According to TechExpo, KCG has about $35 million in annual sales.

KCG provides risk management, governance, operations and compliance services, and is accredited as a Third Party Assessment Organization under the General Services Administration’s FedRAMP program.

KCG’s senior management is remaining with the company. Investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey advised KCG on the deal.