Global mission solutions provider PAE on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire A-T Solutions in a deal that will further expand its national security work.

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close later this month subject to federal regulatory approvals, were not disclosed. A-T has 725 employees and about $200 million in annual sales.

A-T Solutions will expand PAE's capabilities in identity solutions. Photo: A-T Solutions
A-T Solutions will expand PAE’s capabilities in identity solutions. Photo: A-T Solutions

A-T performs a wide range of counter-threat and counter-terrorism services through identity operations in biometrics and forensics, improvised explosive device defeat, CBRNE and weapons of mass destruction expertise and response, intelligence collection and analysis, critical infrastructure protection, engineering and technology, training, and more. A-T provides PAE with new customers in national security and law enforcement.

“In the 13 years since its founding, A-T Solutions has grown into an internationally recognized leader in the defense and national security industry, and this team is trusted by over 200 government customers to provide highly specialized counter-threat services,” John Heller, PAE’s CEO, said in a statement. “The addition of A-T Solutions will enable PAE to offer our customers a full spectrum of trusted solutions, and we will lever our international platform to effectively support increasingly complex national security missions worldwide.”

The pending deal for A-T builds on another acquisition PAE did earlier this year when it acquired the Global Security and Solutions (GS&S) business unit of US Investigations Services, LLC (USIS). USIS is part of Altegrity. GS&S, which brought 1,900 employees to PAE, provides services in litigation support, biometric capture and enrollment for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, training, construction surveillance and security consulting.

PAE provides services in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, range operations and national security solutions. Once the deal for A-T closes, PAE will have expanded capabilities in training and identity operations solutions, full life-cycle forensic and biometric support, identification and analysis of asymmetric threats, and data management solutions.

PAE and A-T are both based in Northern Virginia. A-T President and CEO Dennis Kelly will continue to lead his team as it is integrated into PAE, which had $1.8 billion in sales in 2014.

A-T is a portfolio company of the private equity firm CI Capital Partners and the investor group CoVant, which acquired the company in 2008 when it had about $34 million in annual sales.