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Carlyle to Purchase Analytics Provider Novetta Solutions From Arlington Capital

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Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has agreed to purchase McLean, Va.-based analytics services contractor Novetta Solutions from Arlington Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Novetta said Thursday it expects to close the transaction later this year and the deal will be funded by equity capital from the $13 billion Carlyle Partners VI fund. Carlyle’s ...

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BMC Buys Boundary’s Cloud IT Monitoring Tech

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BMC Software has purchased a Boundary technology that works to help enterprises identify and diagnose information technology application performance issues in real time. The acquired technology from Boundary also employs a software-as-a-service model for the management of IT infrastructure across an organization, BMC said Tuesday. BMC added the acquisition is ...

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Tom Sechler: MicroPact Merges with Iron Data for Gov’t BPM Market Push

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MicroPact and Iron Data Solutions have merged through a deal of an undisclosed amount in a bid to grow their case and business process management software products and support services for the public sector. The combined entity will operate under the MicroPact name and be led by CEO Tom Sechler and President ...

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Bloomberg: Investment Firms Bid on Airbus’ Defense Electronics Business

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Airbus Group has received initial acquisition bids for its defense sensor and border security technology assets from private equity companies Blackstone, Carlyle Group and KKR & Co., Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Military technology firms Thales and Rheinmetall are also interested in acquiring the portfolio that generated approximately $1.2 billion in revenue during Airbus’ ...

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Salient, CRGT to Merge in Gov’t IT Modernization & Business Intell Market Push

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Government services contractors Salient Federal Solutions and CRGT have agreed to merge under a deal of an undisclosed sum in a push to expand their information technology modernization and business intelligence services to federal and other public sector agencies. The companies said Tuesday they expect to close the transaction early in the fourth quarter ...

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Meggitt Signs $200M Deal to Acquire Cobham’s Advanced Composites Business

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Cobham has agreed to sell its advanced composites business to British aerospace equipment manufacturer Meggitt for $200 million cash, MarketWatch reported Monday. Ed Ballard writes the business posted $81.1 million in sales during 2014 and offers exhaust flaps, air-to-air refueling systems and other aircraft structures to U.S. and British customers. ...

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Kent Statler: Rockwell Collins Makes SATCOM Market Push Through ICG Acquisition

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has bought satellite-based data and voice communications technology firm International Communications Group for $50 million upfront plus up to $14 million in additional consideration. Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rockwell’s commercial systems business, said Thursday the company plans to add ICG’s SATCOM ...

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Re/code: EMC, VMware Mull Downstream Merger

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EMC (NYSE: EMC) is examining the possibility of being acquired by VMware (NYSE: VMW), wherein EMC holds a majority stake, Re/code reported Wednesday. Arik Hesseldahl writes the idea of a downstream merger between the two companies came as EMC reviews strategic options and faces pressure from activist investor Elliott Management. ...

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Derek Schoettle: IBM Eyes Cloud Data Service Expansion Through Compose Purchase

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired database-as-a-service company Compose for an undisclosed amount to help further the development of cloud-based mobile and web applications. “Compose’s breadth of database offerings will expand IBM’s Bluemix platform for the many app developers seeking production-ready databases built on open source,” Derek Schoettle, general manager of ...

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Eileen Drake: Aerojet Rocketdyne Sells Energy Portfolio to Gas Technology Institute

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The Gas Technology Institute has bought the energy assets of Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) with the intent to accelerate the development of energy efficiency products for government and commercial sectors. Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne president and CEO, said Monday the company decided to divest its energy business to focus on the ...

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