IBM Sells Database Mgmt System to UNICOM; Corry Hong Comments

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IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has sold its relational database management system to UNICOM Systems for an undisclosed amount. UNICOM bought the solidDB in-memory system and its Universal Cache feature, UNICOM said Tuesday. The company intends for the acquisition to grow UNICOM’s strategic information technology offerings for customers and partners. “We appreciate IBM’s confidence in our ability to effectuate...

June GovCon M&A Activity Recap

Specialty cybersecurity and business analytics companies were in demand in the GovCon acquisition market in June, as a ship repair company acquisition, a spin-off and a major in-house merger capped the M&A landscape. Here are the ten deals GovCon wire covered in June. ITT Exelis acquired Space Computer Corp., a privately-owned producer of signal processing systems, software and algorithms. It will...

GTSI, Unicom Merger Go-Shop Period Ends

Unicom Systems Inc.’s acquisition of GTSI Corp. appears set to go forward after the company did not accept any alternative offers over the last month, GTSI announced Monday. The firms agreed to a 30-day go-shop period, allowing GTSI to seek other proposals for 30 calendar days and continue negotiations with other bidders. GTSI said it received one offer letter but did not accept the offer, adding...

IT Firm Unicom To Buy GTSI For $76M

Global information technology firm Unicom Systems Inc. will acquire GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI) for approximately $76.67 million cash, or $7.75 per share. GTSI announced the per share value of the offer represents a 47.9 percent premium over GTSI’s Friday closing stock price of $5.24 and a 65.6 percent premium over its one-year average closing stock price. The tender offer is expected to close...