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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 integrate into Exelis’ geospatial systems unit.

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. Unicom agreed to acquire GTSI in May for approximately $76.67 million cash, or $7.75 per share.

Northrop Grumman Corp. agreed to acquire Australian cybersecurity firm M5 Network Security that works with military and intelligence organizations, Northrop announced Thursday.

General Dynamics completed its acquisition of broadband wireless provider IPWireless Inc. General Dynamics renamed IPWireless General Dynamics Broadband, which will operate as a subsidiary of General Dynamics’ C4 systems unit.

CACI International Incannounced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire financial management and business analytics services provider Delta Solutions and Technologies Inc.


General Dynamics has agreed to acquire the ship repair and coatings division of Earl Industries,  which will become a part of GDAs San Diego-based NASSCO subsidiary, adding two East Coast maintenance and repair ports.

Deloitte LLP acquired the assets of Austin, Texas based IE Discovery, an electronic discovery management and litigation support provider that will aid the 500 Deloitte professionals already working in analytic and forensic technology services such as e-discovery.

Dell Inc. has bought Quest Software for nearly $2.4 billion, or $28 per share. Dell was reportedly competing against a group led by private equity firm Insight Venture Partners to buy Quest.

Reorganizations and Realignments

SAIC Inc. shareholders approved an internal merger of its subsidiary,  Science Applications International Corp., with the holding company. It will now go by the long-hand version of the name, nearly six years after taking on the SAIC Inc. name.

L3 Communications board of directors approved the distribution of the remaining shares of its Engility subsidiary to all of its shareholders. Every shareholder of record as of July 16 will receive one share of Engility for every six shares of L-3 stock.

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