Former DoD Counsel Kathy Brown Joins Covington & Burling

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Kathy Brown, formerly an associate general counsel at the Defense Department, has joined Covington & Burling as a special counsel and will focus on the firm’s aerospace, defense and security industry portfolio. “I look forward to assisting Covington clients in navigating the labyrinth of government acquisition regulations and the daunting M&A process in the defense industry and...

Rafael Borras, Former DHS Undersecretary, Takes Senior Adviser Role at AT Kearney

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Rafael Borras Rafael Borras, formerly undersecretary of management and acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined A.T. Kearney‘s consulting practice as a senior adviser. “His combination of public and private sector leadership experience will be particularly important as we help public sector organizations fulfill their missions with leading practices drawn...

KippsDeSanto: Aerospace, Defense M&A Deals Eye Power Distribution Sector

KippsDeSanto believes UEC Electronics’ acquisition of defense and security products provider Arotech shows that aerospace and defense companies are looking to power distribution and management technologies for mergers-and-acquisition deals. The deal also demonstrates an attraction towards budgeted and long-term programs that support industry and military initiatives, the investment bank said Thursday. Companies...

Xerox Buys E-Discovery Services Firm Smart Data Consulting; Manoj Sharma Comments

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has moved to grow its electronic discovery managed services business by acquiring Smart Data Consulting for an undisclosed amount. Smart Data uses Xerox’s e-discovery software Viewpoint to help corporate attorneys gather, process, analyze and produce legal documents, Xerox said Tuesday. Manoj Sharma, Xerox Litigation Services executive managing director, said the business...

CH2M HILL Closes Buy of TERA Environmental Consultants; Chris Shea, Piers Fothergill Comment

CH2M HILL has completed its acquisition of TERA Environmental Consultants in a move to grow environmental service offerings across Canada. TERA provides environmental consulting services to pipeline, power line and oil and gas customers in that country, CH2M HILL said Monday. Chris Shea, president of CH2M HILL’s environment and nuclear market, said the company intends for the TERA buy to help address...

Report: Boeing Eyes Mercury Systems Acquisition

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Boeing (NYSE:BA) is exploring a potential acquisition of digital imaging processing and big data processing technology maker Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY), Reuters reported Friday. Nicola Leske and Mike Stone write that Boeing wants to increase its presence in the commercial aerospace component sector and access Mercury’s microprocessor business. Evercore Partners has been hired to help Mercury...

GE to Buy Medical Analytics Software Firm CHCA; Jan De Witte Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has agreed to purchase Montreal-based operating room management software provider CHCA Computer Systems for an undisclosed sum. GE intends for the deal to further its strategies to grow the company’s healthcare software business and promote industrial Internet use in medicine, GE said Wednesday. The company expects the close the transaction within the second quarter...

Chuck Harrington: Parsons Buys Delcan to Grow Transportation Business Line

Parsons has moved to expand its transportation market footprint by acquiring infrastructure engineering, management and technical services provider Delcan for an undisclosed sum. Delcan also supplies integrated system products to help customers manage railroad, highway, water, freight and intelligent transport projects, Parsons said Tuesday. Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ chairman and CEO, said the...

Arotech Purchases UEC Electronics for $33M; Robert Ehrlich Comments

Arotech (NASDAQ: ARTX) has bought military and aerospace electrical systems manufacturer UEC Electronics through a $33 million cash and stock deal. The transaction price includes $25 million in cash, $4.82 million in stock and $5.5 million in performance-based earnouts, Arotech said Tuesday. UEC will operate within the battery and power systems division of Arotech. “The combination opens up...

Dave Mosley: Seagate Targets Drive Test Market Demand with Xyratex Buy

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Dave Mosley Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) has acquired data storage technology provider Xyratex (NASDAQ: XRTX) in a move to help customers fulfill test requirements for higher-capacity drives. Dave Mosley, president of operations and technology at Seagate, said Monday the company also intends for the Xyratex purchase to help streamline the supply and manufacturing chains for its hard disk drive...

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