Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UniversalPegasus International Holdings (UPI), a provider of engineering and project management services to the U.S and international energy markets.
The transaction is subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino review and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in June. The value of the transaction is not being disclosed. UPI is a privately held company headquartered in Houston, Texas.
“We are very excited about bringing UPI into the Huntington Ingalls family,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “The management team at UPI has tremendous experience in the energy infrastructure market as well as strong relationships with customers. We view this acquisition as an opportunity to create further value for our stakeholders while entering the growing oil and gas market with a reputable and established company.”
After the acquisition closes, UPI will report to Chris Kastner, corporate vice president and general manager, corporate development.
UPI President and CEO Philip Luna added, “We look forward to becoming part of the HII team and the growth opportunities this will provide our customers and employees.”
Press Release, May 16, 2014; Image: HII