Jacobs Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc.

Strategic Acquisition Expands Position in Government IT Services

Jun 04, 2010, 06:15 ET from Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc.(TTGSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of TechTeam Global, Inc.

TTGSI is a 500-person information technology (IT) solutions company that provides support to federal, state and local government agencies, including the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The firm's core competencies include systems integration, enterprise application integration, ERP implementation support, IT infrastructure support, network operations management, and call center operations.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the stockholders of TechTeam Global, Inc., and is expected to close by late summer.  Under the terms of the definitive acquisition agreement, Jacobs will acquire 100 percent of the stock in TTGSI for $59.0 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement.

In making the announcement, TTGSI President David Kriegman stated, "Jacobs is an industry leader with a strong business model. Their world-class processes and tools will enable our team to compete more broadly and effectively and enhance our offerings for our clients."

Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Martin said, "TTGSI brings new customers and capabilities to our growing government IT services business, and enhances our IT capabilities and services for our clients around the globe. This acquisition allows us to drive greater growth in our business." 

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services.

Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements.  Although such statements are based on management's current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain.  We, therefore, caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements.  For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, please refer to our 2009 Form 10-K, and in particular, the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.  We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

TechTeam Global, Inc. plans to file a proxy statement and other relevant documents concerning the proposed sale of TTGSI with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  


Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement, including all exhibits thereto, and other documents filed with the SEC by TechTeam Global, Inc. through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.  

In addition, investors and security holders can obtain, without charge, a copy of the proxy statement, and all exhibits thereto, from TechTeam Global, Inc. by submitting a written request to TechTeam Global, Inc., Attention: Investor Relations, 27335 West 11 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48033; or by calling 1-248-357-2866; or by visiting TechTeam Global Inc.'s Web site at http://www.techteam.com/investors.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., TechTeam Global, Inc., and their respective directors and executive officers, and employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of TechTeam Global, Inc. in favor of the proposed sale of TTGSI.  Information regarding the directors and executive officers of TechTeam Global, Inc. and their ownership of TechTeam Global shares is contained in the annual report on Form 10-K of TechTeam Global, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2009, which was filed with the SEC on March 30, 2010, and its proxy statement for its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders which was filed with the SEC on April 30, 2010. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is contained in the annual report of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2009, which was filed with the SEC on November 20, 2009, and its proxy statement for its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on December 17, 2009. TechTeam Global, Inc. investors and security holders may obtain additional information regarding the direct and indirect interests of TechTeam Global, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and their respective directors and executive officers with respect to the proposed sale of TTGSI by reading the proxy statement and other filings referred to above.

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