Jacobs Acquires Cyber and Intelligence Leader The Buffalo Group


Jacobs (NYSE:J) announces it has acquired The Buffalo Group, a leader in advanced cyber and intelligence solutions, further strengthening Jacobs’ leading portfolio of national priority mission-focused, government solutions in the cyber domain and the Intelligence Community (IC). The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in Reston, Va., The Buffalo Group brings high-impact analytical and technology capabilities to the United States Intelligence Community for key missions across multi-domains including cyber, ground, sea, airborne and space.

“Defending our nation against adversarial threats is growing in complexity. The Buffalo Group’s leading cyber and intelligence capabilities further strengthens our suite of national priority solutions across integrated multi-domain environments,” said Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou. “Like Jacobs, The Buffalo Group has a proven track record of winning multibillion-dollar full and open enterprise contracts. Under the leadership of Caesar Nieves as head of our new Cyber and Intelligence business, the combination of Jacobs and The Buffalo Group will provide additional opportunities across the Intelligence Community, Combatant Commands and the U.S. Army.”

The Buffalo Group’s advanced, mission-critical solutions solve complex national priorities and security challenges in the areas of advanced analytics, advanced targeting, cybersecurity, cloud mitigation, DevSecOps (Development, Security and Operations), identity intelligence and biometrics, human intelligence, open-source and social media analysis, geospatial intelligence, cyber threat intelligence and artificial intelligence/machine learning. The Buffalo Group President Paul Courtney said, “Joining with Jacobs will enable The Buffalo Group’s talented team to deliver even more innovative technologies and capabilities to customers. With a proven record for delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that drive critical business outcomes, Jacobs represents a technical, cultural and philosophical fit for The Buffalo Group team.”


For Jacobs, Fried Frank served as legal counsel. For The Buffalo Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as legal counsel and Baird acted as the exclusive financial advisor.

Earnings Call

Jacobs will host its quarterly earnings call on November 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET, during which this transaction will be discussed with the financial community. The conference call can be accessed by dialing participant toll free dial-in number: 833-231-8270 (U.S./Canada) or participant international dial-in number: 647-689-4115 using conference ID: 7372799. Interested parties can listen to the earnings call and view accompanying slides on the Jacobs investor page.