Maximus’ $430 Million Acquisition of Attain’s Federal Division

Holland & Knight LLP advised Attain, LLC on the deal. Hogan Lovells advised Maximus (NYSE: MMS).

Attain, LLC announced the sale of its federal division to Maximus (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, for $430 million. The acquisition was announced on March 1.

Attain is a leading management, technology and compliance consulting firm based in McLean, Virginia. The firm has a strong reputation as an innovator with unparalleled technology services such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to support the mission-critical objectives of numerous federal agencies. Following the sale of its federal operations, Attain will operate under the name of Attain Partners and focus on its education, nonprofit, healthcare and state and local clients. The federal business will continue to be known as Attain, LLC.

Maximus is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and employs 30,000 employees worldwide. With the addition of Attain’s federal’s automation and digital expertise, Maximus expects to be able to further design, develop, and deliver even more innovative, impactful solutions to support the mission of its federal customers.

Holland & Knight Partners Adam August (Picture), Lauren Benny and Associate Simone Summers represented Attain in the transaction.

The core Hogan Lovells Northern Virginia team was led by Corporate & Finance counsel Ashlee Sawyer Gilson, with support from partner Carine Stoick, senior associate Emma Dowell and associate Hamza Rashid. The team was supported by partner Carin Carithers and associate Bothwell Graham (both Washington, D.C., Tax, Pensions & Benefits), partner Zenas Choi and associates Rachel Eisen and Greta Feldman (all Northern Virginia, Intellectual Property), partner Mark Brennan (Washington, D.C., Communications, Internet & Media), senior associate Morgan Perna (Washington, D.C., Privacy & Cybersecurity), partner Michael Vernick and associate Hayley Dardick (Washington, D.C., Public Procurement and Education), partner Lee Berner and senior associate Leslie Graham (Washington, D.C., Real Estate), partner Christine Lane and senior associate David Steenburg (Washington, D.C., Tax), partner Scott Reisch and senior associate Lindsay Dofelmier (Denver, Environment and Natural Resources), senior counsel Bill Flanagan (Washington, D.C.) and senior associate David Mitchell (New York, both Employment), and partner Michele Harrington (Northern Virginia) and attorney Andrea Duvall (Washington, D.C., both Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation).

Involved fees earner: Lee Berner – Hogan Lovells; Mark Brennan – Hogan Lovells; Carin Carithers – Hogan Lovells; Zenas Choi – Hogan Lovells; Hayley Dardick – Hogan Lovells; Lindsay Dofelmier – Hogan Lovells; Emma Dowell – Hogan Lovells; Rachel Eisen – Hogan Lovells; William Flanagan – Hogan Lovells; Leslie Graham – Hogan Lovells; Bothwell Graham – Hogan Lovells; Michele Harrington – Hogan Lovells; Christine Lane – Hogan Lovells; David Mitchell – Hogan Lovells; Morgan Perna – Hogan Lovells; Hamza Rashid – Hogan Lovells; Scott Reisch – Hogan Lovells; Ashlee Sawyer Gilson – Hogan Lovells; David Steenburg – Hogan Lovells; Carine Stoick – Hogan Lovells; Michael Vernick – Hogan Lovells; Adam August – Holland & Knight; Simone Dallaire Summers – Holland & Knight; Lauren Marquez Benny – Holland & Knight;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells; Holland & Knight;

Clients: Attain, LLC; Maximus Real Estate Partners;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini