Veritas Capital

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Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC
Founded1992
FoundersRobert B. McKeon
Headquarters,
USA[1]
Key people
Ramzi Musallam
Hugh Evans
Benjamin Polk
Ashish Chandarana
James Dimitri
Brian Gorczynski
Daniel Sugar [2]
ServicesPrivate equity
Banking & Financial Services
Technology or technology-enabled solutions
AUM$10.2 billion[1]
Number of employees
57[2] (2019)
WebsiteVeritas Capital website

Veritas Capital is a New York-based private-equity firm founded in 1992 that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology or technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide.[3][4][5] The firm’s first fund closed in 1998.[6] They closed a seventh fund in 2019, Veritas has approximately $10.2 billion of assets under management.[1][7] Veritas is led by Ramzi Musallam, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner.[8]

History[edit]

Veritas Capital was founded in 1992 and raised its first fund in 1998.[3][6] Veritas invested exclusively in companies that support the government, government-influenced markets, and commercial customers, specifically in certain sectors, such as aerospace & defense, communications, education, energy, government services, healthcare, national security, and software.[9] Since 1998, Veritas has raised seven funds with a total value of over $14 billion dollars.[3] During this time, Veritas originated and managed over 90 acquisitions.[10] Veritas is led by CEO and Managing Partner, Ramzi Musallam.[8]

Military and defense industry[edit]

Veritas made a major play in national security with the acquisition of Raytheon Aerospace in June 2001 and Flight International in December 2002. It merged the two companies to form Vertex Aerospace LLC,[11] and sold Vertex to L3 Technologies in October 2003.[12]

Veritas acquired several units of DynCorp from CSC in 2004 to create DynCorp International LLC.[13] It launched an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006, offering 25 million shares and retaining shareholder control.[14] Veritas sold DynCorp International to Cerberus Capital Management in 2010.

In 2005 it acquired MZM Corporation and changed MZM's name to Athena Innovative Solutions Inc.[11] before selling it to CACI in 2007.[15]

Veritas acquired the Enterprise Integration Group business unit of Lockheed Martin in 2010 and changed its name to the SI Organization. SI acquired PhaseOne Communications in 2012, Applied Communication Sciences in 2013 and QinetiQ North America’s services business in 2014, after which it rebranded itself Vencore.[16]

Integrated information technology solutions[edit]

By 2019 Veritas' portfolio included Abaco Systems, Inc., Alion Science and Technology Corporation, APTIM Corp., athenahealth, Inc., Cambium Learning Group, Inc., Cotiviti, Inc., Guidehouse, OnSolve, LLC, Peraton Corp., and Perspecta, Inc.[11]

Health care data business[edit]

In 2012 Veritas acquired the "health-care data business" of Thomson Reuters for $1.25 billion; the business is now called Truven Health Analytics.[4] In 2016, Veritas sold Truven Health Analytics Inc. to IBM for $2.6 billion.[17]

On April 25, 2016, Veritas acquired the healthcare services business unit from Verisk Analytics, Inc. for $820 million.[18] The deal closed on June 1, 2016, and the company was renamed “Verscend Technologies, Inc.”[19]

On April 2, 2018, Veritas announced plans to buy The Value-Based Care Solutions Group from GE Healthcare for $1.05 billion.[20] The deal closed on July 11, 2018.[21] On October 9, 2018, Veritas announced it was rebranding The Value-Based Care Solutions Group to Virence Health Technologies.[22]

On June 19, 2018, Veritas-backed Verscend acquired Cotiviti Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of payment accuracy and analytics-driven solutions focused primarily on the healthcare industry, for $4.9 billion. The deal closed on August 27, 2018; the combined private company would operate under the Cotiviti name.[23][24]

On November 12, 2018, Veritas announced it had entered in to a definitive agreement to acquire Watertown, Massachusetts-based athenahealth for $5.7 billion through a partnership with Evergreen Coast Capital. Veritas stated it would merge athenahealth with Virence Health Technologies; the joint company would operate under the athenahealth brand.[25] The acquisition closed on February 11, 2019.[26] In June 2019, Veritas received “PE Deal of the Year” for its acquisition of athenahealth by the publication The Deal.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC - Assets, Funds, Holdings". AUM 13F. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Our Team, Veritas Capital, retrieved May 12, 2017
  3. ^ a b c Company Overview of Veritas Capital, Bloomberg, retrieved May 4, 2017
  4. ^ a b David Benoit (September 13, 2012). "Robert McKeon of Veritas Capital Dies". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Daniel Edward Rosen and Patrick Clark (September 14, 2012), Veritas Capital Founder Robert B. McKeon Dead in Apparent Suicide, Observer, retrieved February 6, 2017CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Benjamin Horney (February 15, 2017), Veritas Capital Secures $3.55B For Middle-Market Tech Fund, Law360
  7. ^ Meaghan Kilroy (February 15, 2017), Veritas Capital closes sixth fund at $3.55 billion, above its target, Pensions&Investments
  8. ^ a b Company Overview of Veritas Capital - Ramzi M. Musallam, Bloomberg, retrieved March 19, 2017
  9. ^ About, Veritas Capital, retrieved February 6, 2017
  10. ^ About Veritas, Bloomberg, retrieved March 19, 2017
  11. ^ a b c Portfolios, Veritas Capital, nd, retrieved November 9, 2019
  12. ^ "L-3 to Buy Vertex for $650 Million". The New York Times. New York. 23 October 2003. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  13. ^ Merle, Renae (14 December 2004). "Computer Sciences Sells DynCorp Units". The Washington Post. Washington, DC. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  14. ^ Ogg, Jon (30 April 2006). "IPO Preview: DynCorp (DCP)". Seeking Alpha. Seeking Alpha. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  15. ^ Charles R. Babcock (August 17, 2005), Defense Contractor Sold to N.Y. Firm, The Washington Post, retrieved February 6, 2017
  16. ^ Wakeman, Nick (30 April 2005). "Acquisitions, changes drive new name for SI Org". Washington Technology. 1105 Media. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  17. ^ Anthony Noto (December 20, 2016), "Veritas Capital is raising $3 billion for its new fund", New York Business Journal, retrieved February 6, 2017
  18. ^ "Verisk Analytics, Inc., Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Healthcare Services Business to Veritas Capital for $820 Million". MarketWatch. April 25, 2016.
  19. ^ "Verisk Health Announces Rebrand to Verscend Technologies". BusinessWire. August 26, 2016.
  20. ^ LaVito, Angelica (2018-04-02). "Veritas Capital to acquire a GE Healthcare unit for $1 billion". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  21. ^ "Veritas Capital Completes Acquisition of Revenue-Cycle, Ambulatory Care and Workforce Management Software Units from GE Healthcare for $1 Billion". Business Wire. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  22. ^ "Former GE Healthcare Value-Based Care Solutions Group Rebrands as Virence Health Technologies". Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  23. ^ "Veritas Capital-Backed Verscend to Acquire Cotiviti for About $4.16 Billion". The Wall Street Journal. July 19, 2018.
  24. ^ "Former GE Healthcare Value-Based Care Solutions Group Rebrands as Virence Health Technologies". Bloomberg. October 9, 2018.
  25. ^ "athenahealth Enters Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Veritas Capital For $135 Per Share in Cash". Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  26. ^ "Veritas Capital Completes Acquisition of athenahealth". Business Wire. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  27. ^ "United States : Harvey Eisenberg Named PE Dealmaker of the Year and Weil Recognized for Advising on PE Deal of the Year at The Deal Awards 2019". MarketWatch. June 24, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official website