KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Maricom Systems Inc. on its Sale to Computer Sciences Corporation

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to send you the attached press release announcing the acquisition of our client, Maricom Systems Inc. (“Maricom”), by Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”).  CSC acquired Maricom to broaden its presence in the Federal health information technology (“IT”) arena, a key growth area within the Federal market.  The transaction closed on August 31, 2011.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Maricom is a leading provider of data centric IT services to the Department of Health and Human Services, principally the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”).  Maricom directly supports the mission of CMS by providing deep technical expertise in healthcare informatics, business intelligence, database management, and application development.  These capabilities are deployed to address the data collection, storage, analysis, and dissemination needs across the entire CMS enterprise.  The Company is trusted with supporting some of the most critical systems and initiatives surrounding actionable data analysis, enterprise services, Medicare modernization, and Healthcare Reform implementation.  These efforts collectively are aligned with clear health priorities to reduce the nation’s healthcare infrastructure costs and improve the quality of patient care

We believe this transaction demonstrates several key trends in the government technology M&A environment:

  • Intense interest of buyers and investors in accessing additional customers and capabilities that will help them position for the exceptional growth expected in the health IT segment
  • Value proposition of customer intimacy and domain expertise afforded by focus and longevity, evidenced by prime contract relationships and long-term past performance
  • Continued emphasis on and attraction to high value, long-term contracts and contracting vehicles, such as the CMS Enterprise Systems Development IDIQ
  • Mission importance of assisting Federal customers to tackle the “big data” and IT systems modernization requirements resulting from policy reform, rapid evolution of emerging technologies, and macro spending pressures to do more with less

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CSC Acquires Maricom Systems

Acquisition Strengthens CSC’s Health Informatics and Health Information Services

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 1 — CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has acquired Maricom Systems, Inc. The company, based in Baltimore, Md., provides business intelligence and data management solutions that support mission-critical health information technology (IT) systems within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

This acquisition allows CSC to expand its support of HHS efforts to implement IT improvements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Maricom enhances CSC capabilities in the areas of healthcare informatics and data management—the cornerstones of the government health transformation initiatives.

“The addition of Maricom Systems supports CSC’s strategic focus on selected high growth areas of the U.S. federal government,” said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector line of business. “Healthcare is a rapidly expanding segment of the marketplace and we expect its growth to continue as the government looks for innovative solutions to reduce its cost while improving the quality of care.”

Maricom’s approximately 200 employees will be a part of CSC’s Health Services business area, which provides IT services and solutions, systems integration and operations support to HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Investment bank KippsDeSanto acted as the sole financial advisor to Maricom Systems for this acquisition.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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