"Kaseman, which operates in three primary areas: (i) engineering and professional services, (ii) specialized construction, and (iii) training, will combine its capabilities with Sallyport. Sallyport provides engineering and professional services, which includes fire protection, environmental remediation, power generation, and other support services such as base construction, base operations, and logistics. The combination of the two companies will significantly expand their market position internationally."
While this particular acquisition may offer a good fit for Kaseman, overall it's hardly a very differentiated strategy in the increasingly crowded Defense Logistics & Services sector. This will get them to the same table as ITT, KBR, Fluor, PAE, URS, DI, AECOM, IAP... and a sea of experienced foreign first-tier subs. Similar to the difficulty had by Cerberus (with IAP, now DynCorp) and Lockheed (with PAE), this is going to be a tall challenge to build the "all-encompassing solution" that Kaseman CEO Tony Grimes envisions in the press release. I wonder if there is a more innovative strategy. Sallyport has been very successful as a specialist, actually.