Leidos Holdings’ $380 Million Acquisition of Gibbs & Cox

Holland & Knight LLP advised Leidos Holdings, Inc. on the deal.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), a Fortune 500 science and technology leader, announced its acquisition of Gibbs & Cox, Inc. for approximately $380 million. The deal was announced on May 7.

Headquartered in Arlington, Va., Gibbs & Cox is the largest independent ship design firm focused on naval architecture and marine engineering. The company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and will be combined with Leidos’ maritime systems division.

The acquisition positions Leidos to provide a broad set of engineering solutions to the U.S. Navy and to an expanding set of foreign navies.

The Holland & Knight team representing Leidos was led by Partner Marisa Terrenzi (Picture) and Associates Anush Yegyazarian and Kelly McKeon. They were assisted by Partners Gary Schoenbrun, Elizabeth Burkhard, Kara Ariail, Victoria Zerjav, Antonia Tzinova, Marc Druckman, John Dierking, Robert Frank, Christian Nagel, James Hohenstein, Christopher Nolan, Anne-Mette Andersen, Anthony Fuga, Matthew Vafidis and David Kully and Associates Dariya Golubkova, Daniel Janovitz, Clayton Vignocchi and Alyssa Helal.


Involved fees earner: Kara Ariail – Holland & Knight; Elizabeth Burkhard – Holland & Knight; John Dierking – Holland & Knight; Marc Druckman – Holland & Knight; Anne-Mette Elkjær Andersen – Holland & Knight; Robert Frank – Holland & Knight; Anthony Fuga – Holland & Knight; Dariya Golubkova – Holland & Knight; Alyssa Helal – Holland & Knight; James Hohenstein – Holland & Knight; Daniel Janovitz – Holland & Knight; David Kully – Holland & Knight; Kelly McKeon – Holland & Knight; Christian Nagel – Holland & Knight; Christopher Nolan – Holland & Knight; Gary Schoenbrun – Holland & Knight; Marisa Terrenzi – Holland & Knight; Antonia Tzinova – Holland & Knight; Matthew Vafidis – Holland & Knight; Anush Yegyazarian – Holland & Knight; Victoria Zerjav – Holland & Knight;

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Author: Martina Bellini