Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block Represents Management Systems Designers Inc. in Sale to Lockheed Martin

Jenner & Block represented Management Systems Designers Incorporated (MSD), a leading provider of information technology and scientific solutions supporting government life science, national security, and other civil agency missions, in a sale of the company to Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Terms of the transaction, which closed on February 1, were not disclosed.  The acquisition was originally announced Dec. 21, 2006.

According to a company statement, the acquisition will enable Lockheed Martin to combine its systems engineering and integration capabilities with MSD’s health care and other domain credentials to develop enhanced solutions for an expanded customer set.  MSD will be part of Lockheed’s Integrated Systems & Solutions Business Area.

Fairfax, Virginia-based MSD has over 600 employees and primarily develops solutions for the Federal government, including with civil agency customers such as the National Institutes of Health, where MSD has successful client relationships spanning more than twenty years. Other MSD customers include the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and intelligence agencies.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

The Jenner & Block Team on this matter included Partners Les Lepow, John F. Cox, Christian E. Kimball, William L. Scogland, Carter H. Klein, Margaret J. Simpson and Steven R. Meier and Associates Bobby J. Hollis II, Mercedes M. Davis, Jessica Tillipman, Laura A. Sakulich, and Alexandra E. Weisfeld.