Novetta Is Acquired by AFS

Technology & Services

Novetta, a portfolio company of Carlyle, acquisition by AFS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture


Novetta Solutions, LLC (“Novetta”), a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle") (NASDAQ: CG), has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Baird served as financial advisor to Novetta Solutions, LLC on this transaction.


Novetta is an advanced analytics company with leading edge capabilities in machine learning, cyber, and cloud engineering supporting national security missions across the federal government. Novetta provides unique insights and disruptive technologies to transform how defense, intelligence, and law enforcement organizations use data to better meet their mission objectives. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Novetta will expand AFS’ advanced capabilities, broaden its customer relationships, and complement AFS’ work in the national security sector with greater scale to their digital capabilities. Novetta brings 1,300, highly technical employees, including software developers, data scientists, and specialists in AI, machine learning, cyber, cloud, and information exploitation, and will join Accenture Federal Services’ more than 10,500 employees. The combined company will deliver digital transformational capabilities to ensure more innovation, agility, and security to its federal customers.

AFS’ acquisition of Novetta illustrates the following buyer priorities in Government & Defense M&A: (1) market priority for companies of scale with distinguished capabilities and proprietary technology in high growth markets like machine learning, cyber, and cloud engineering; (2) expansion of rapid prototyping and cutting-edge technologies driving deep customer intimacy for long-term growth; and (3) access to an elite cadre of cleared, highly technical talent with deep subject matter expertise driving mission outcomes.

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with headquarter offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $260 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2021, Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,800 people in 29 offices across five continents.
Technology & Services

Novetta, a portfolio company of Carlyle, acquisition by AFS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture

June 2021
Novetta Solutions, LLC
M&A - Sellside
Technology & Services
Defense & Government
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America