While no clear sector focus dominated the merger and acquisition landscape in September, government contractors remained busy, closing on several interesting healthcare and cybersecurity deals and divesting some operations.
GovCon Wire’s September executive move recap can be found here.
CACI (NYSE: CACI) closed its acquisition of federal Oracle e-business services provider Advanced Programs Group, expecting to increase its earnings per share with the pick up of the Reston-Va. company.
Salient Federal Solutions bought Dataline, LLC‘s electronic security systems division to beef up its portfolio of consolidated emergency response systems. Video surveillance and mobile alerts to follow.
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) closed its $960 million cash purchase of healthcare ITInformation Technology provider Vangent Inc., which will join GDIT. Vangent provides electronic health records and data analytics.
General Dynamics also agreed to buy Metro Machine Corp., a ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va. GD subsidiary Electric Boat continues to win awards for similar work in Conn.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) went after its own health ITInformation Technology contractor, acquiring QTC Holdings, which last year processed more than 450,000 medical service evaluations for VA, DOD and other federal customers.
Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) looked to improve its application services, acquiring the world’s largest pure-play software testing and quality management provider, AppsLabs Technologies.
SRA International shed its contract research organization, SRA Global Clinical Development, to Aptiv Solutions Inc. Aptiv is a global biopharmaceutical and medical device development services company.