Larry Renfro: Optum Makes Healthcare Market Push Through Alere Health Purchase

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Optum has agreed to acquire Alere‘s health management services business for $600 million cash in a bid to help government agencies, insurers and employers address public health problems. Alere Health offers medical condition management, wellness and home-based obstetrical services to more than 22 million customers across the U.S., Optum said Tuesday. “Adding Alere Health’s solutions and...

Engility Inks $1B Deal for TASC, Tony Smeraglinolo to Retain CEO Title

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Engineering and technical services contractor Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has agreed to purchase professional services provider TASC for $1.1 billion in stock. Both Chantilly, Virginia-based companies said Tuesday they expect to close the deal in the first quarter of 2015, pending votes from both sets of shareholders and regulatory approvals. Engility expects the deal to increase its earnings...

ICE Picks 9 Firms for Program Mgmt, Acquisition Support BPA

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Nine companies will compete to provide program management, business support and acquisition management services to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under a five-year blanket purchase agreement. ICE received 68 bids for the Business and Program Solutions for Law Enforcement vehicle as the agency seeks to acquire services in support of the mission to enforce federal laws that govern border...

Robert Mehrabian: Teledyne Buys Oceanscience in Marine Systems Push

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Robert Mehrabian Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) has bought marine sensor platforms manufacturer Oceanscience Group for an undisclosed amount, a move that CEO Robert Mehrabian said is aimed to grow Teledyne’s marine systems portfolio. Carlsbad, California-based Oceanscience develops oceanographic and hydrographic deployment equipment that works to measure current, map seafloor and analyze physical...

Finmeccanica–Selex ES Completes Tactical Technologies Buy

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Finmeccanica-Selex ES moved to grow its electronic warfare offerings with the acquisition of Tactical Technologies Inc., a provider of EW analysis software and services. Finmeccanica will integrate TTI’s offerings into its EW portfolio under the same brand, Finmeccanica said Wednesday. Ottawa, Canada-based TTI provides off-the-shelf and bespoke tactical engagement simulation software...

Booz Allen Buys Genova Technologies’ Health IT Portfolio; Kristine Martin Anderson Comments

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Booz Allen Hamilton has moved to expand its federal health information technology business by acquiring Genova Technologies‘ healthcare assets for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is intended to supplement Booz Allen’s work to deliver technical and engineering health IT services to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal customers, Booz Allen said Monday. “We’re...

AECOM Closes $4B Buy of URS Corp. in Energy, Gov’t Services Market Push

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AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE: ACM) has closed its estimated $4 billion purchase of San Francisco-based engineering and construction services firm URS Corp. after shareholders at URS approved the transaction Thursday. Los Angeles-based AECOM announced the completion of the deal Friday and said it planned to pursue growth in the oil and gas, power and government services markets through the acquisition...

AECOM Issues Initial Election Results on URS Merger

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URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) stockholders have completed the initial election phase for the form of merger consideration in relation to AECOM Technology‘s (NYSE: ACM) acquisition bid for URS. Holders of nearly 35.3 percent of outstanding URS shares have chosen to receive AECOM shares and will also receive cash for their URS shares, AECOM said Thursday. Holders of nearly 47.8 percent of outstanding...

Peter LaMontagne: Novetta Seeks Analytics Portfolio Growth with Twin Acquisitions

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Peter LaMontagne Novetta Solutions has sought to boost the market reach of its big data analytics portfolio with the acquisitions of Digital Results Group and Sentinel Applied Analytics for undisclosed amounts. The purchase includes Boston-based DRG’s data collecting and sharing software platform for multi-intelligence command and control applications and Sentinel’s applied statistical tools...

BAE Wraps Up Signal Innovations Group Buy; DeEtte Gray Comments

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DeEtte Gray BAE Systems has finalized its purchase of Signal Innovations Group, an analytics and imaging platform supplier to the intelligence and defense industries. The companies seek to unify their technology offerings to help customers gain strategic and tactical insights, DeEtte Gray, president of BAE’s intelligence and security business, said Tuesday. “Together, we also have the potential...