Veritas Capital’s $690 million Acquisition of Harris Corporation’s Government IT Services Business


Paul, Weiss represented Harris Corporation in the previously announced sale of its government IT services business to Veritas Capital for $690 million in cash.

The business, which was part of the former Critical Networks segment, provides IT and engineering managed services to U.S. government agencies, including supporting NASA’s Space Communications Network and Deep Space Network programs.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Scott Barshay (Picture), Steven Williams, Eric Goodison and John Kennedy; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines; tax partner Scott Sontag; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; real estate partner Peter Fisch; and litigation partner Aidan Synnott.

Involved fees earner: Scott Barshay – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; John Kennedy – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Steven Williams – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Eric Goodison – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Andrew Gaines – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Scott Sontag – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Harris Corporation;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti