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...

Cisco Acquires Metacloud for Hybrid Cloud Push

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Cisco has bought hosted cloud technology provider Metacloud in a move aimed at accelerating the development of Cisco’s intercloud service. Metacloud works with enterprise customers to help them implement and operate data center infrastructure in the cloud through the company’s OpenStack-based software-as-a-service platform, Cisco said Monday. Employees of Metacloud will join Cisco’s...

Siemens Inks $7B Cash Deal for Energy Equipment Maker Dresser-Rand; Joe Kaeser Comments

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Joe Kaeser Siemens has agreed to acquire rotating equipment provider Dresser-Rand (NYSE: DRC) for approximately $7.6 billion cash in a move to grow Siemens’ global oil and gas business. Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, said Monday that Dresser-Rand will become “the oil and gas” company within Siemens. Siemens expects to complete the transaction by summer of 2015 and...

Dick Flanigan: FTC Approves Cerner’s $1.3B Siemens Health Services Buy

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Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) has moved closer to completing its \$1.3 billion purchase of Siemens‘ (NYSE: SI) health information technology unit after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved the transaction. “We’re pleased to have cleared this important regulatory hurdle and to be one step closer to integrating Siemens Health Services and its clients into the Cerner family,” Dick...

Cobham Completes $1B Aeroflex Buy; Bob Murphy Comments

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Bob Murphy Cobham plc has finalized its approximately $1.46 billion acquisition of Aeroflex (NYSE: ARX) after shareholders and regulatory bodies approved the transaction. Following the completed transaction, the Aeroflex business will be consolidated with the British defense contractor’s advanced electronic solutions division and communications and connectivity business group. Cobham said...