KEYW Announces Intent to Sell Its Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Business to Quantech Services, Inc.

HANOVER, Md., Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The KEYW Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW), announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) business to Quantech Services, Inc. for $12 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close within two weeks. Bluestone Capital Partners acted as the exclusive agent for KEYW.

“As part of an ongoing strategic review of our business, we came to the conclusion that the growth potential of both KEYW’s core business and the SETA business can be maximized if the two were separated,” commented Bill Weber, CEO and President of KEYW. “This action de-conflicts KEYW at two key government agencies and will allow us to focus 100% on technology development opportunities across the Intelligence Community. In Quantech Services, we found a partner with a culture that values its employees in ways similar to KEYW and will provide a supportive environment that significantly enhances the growth opportunity of the SETA business outside of KEYW.”

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KEYW is a total solutions provider for the Intelligence Community’s toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full life cycle of the Intelligence Community’s mission. We employ and challenge the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence, and combating global terrorism. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail; or on the Web at

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