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Ultra Electronics, Sparton Call Off Merger

Schaumburg, Illinois-based military electronics manufacturer Sparton (NYSE: SPA) and U.K.-based defense contractor Ultra Electronics have decided to abandon their $234 million merger agreement because of antitrust concerns from the Justice Department. Sparton said Monday it plans to resume negotiations with parties that previously showed interest in an acquisition deal and can immediately execute …

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Foreign Investment Committee Completes Ultra Electronics-Sparton Transaction Review

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has finalized its review of the proposed acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology company Sparton (NYSE: SPA) by U.K.-based defense and aerospace contractor Ultra Electronics. Ultra said Monday it signed a timing agreement with the Justice Department and that the deal is still subject to antitrust …

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Ultra Electronics Agrees to Purchase Sparton

U.K.-based defense and aerospace equipment manufacturer Ultra Electronics has agreed to acquire Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology provider Sparton  (NYSE: SPA). Sparton said Friday the transaction is valued at $23.50 per share and that it expects to complete the sale by Jan. 1, 2018. Joseph Hartnett, interim president and CEO of Sparton, said the deal …

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Sparton, Ultra Electronics Holdings JV to Produce Sonobuoys for US Navy; Rakesh Sharma Comments

ERAPSCO, a joint venture of Sparton Corp. (NYSE: SPA) and Ultra Electronics Holdings, has received a pair of subcontracts worth up to $30.3 million over five years to supply sonobuoys to the U.S. Navy. Sparton said Thursday ERAPSCO will provide production subcontracts worth $18.5 million and $11.8 million to Ultra Electronics USSI …

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Ultra Electronics 3eTI to Supply Critical Infrastructure Control Tools Under $82M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Ultra Electronics 3eTI a potential four-year, $82 million contract to continue to provide platforms designed to monitor and control the service branch’s critical infrastructure. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a one-year base term valued at approximately $48.5 million and covers endpoint security, industrial control systems and …

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Sparton-Ultra Electronics JV Lands $101M Navy Sonobuoys Order; Joseph Hartnett Comments

ERAPSCO, a joint venture of Sparton Corp. (NYSE: SPA) and Ultra Electronics, has received a five-year, $101.1 million contract to produce sonobuoy sonar systems for the U.S. Navy. Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton De Leon Springs will manufacture the sonobuoys under production subcontracts from ERAPSCO worth $46.8 million and $54.3 million, …

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Nick Khoubbieh Joins Ultra Electronics 3eTI as Cyber, Security Services VP, GM

Nick Khoubbieh, a three-decade information technology veteran, has joined Ultra Electronics 3eTI as vice president and general manager for integrated cyber and security solutions. Khoubbieh will oversee the company’s solutions consulting practice, which works to build applications that respond to cyber threats, 3eTI said Thursday. “Our customers require highly advanced and …

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Ultra Electronics Closes Buy of Kratos’ US, UK Electronic Products Business

British manufacturing conglomerate Ultra Electronics Holdings has completed its purchase of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions‘ (Nasdaq: KTOS) U.S. and U.K. electronic products business for $260 million in cash and $5 million in taxes incurred. Kratos said Monday its net cash proceeds from the transaction are $232.4 million after a $2 million escrow for purchase price adjustments, a $7.6 million working capital …

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Rakesh Sharma: Ultra Electronics to Buy Kratos Division in EW Market Push

Britain-based conglomerate Ultra Electronics has agreed to purchase Kratos Defense & Security Solutions‘ electronic products division for up to $265 million in cash in order to push further into the electronic warfare market. Ultra said Monday Kratos will receive $260 million upfront and up to $5 million in potential additional payments under the …

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Rakesh Sharma: Ultra Electronics-Sparton JV Secures $87M Navy Sonobuoy Manufacturing IDIQ

Sparton (NYSE: SPA) and Ultra Electronics Holdings’ ERAPSCO joint venture has been awarded a five-year, $87 million contract to manufacture sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. Rakesh Sharma, CEO of Ultra Electronics, said Monday the contract reflects the Navy’s “increased focus on anti-submarine warfare and ‘pivot to the Pacific.’” ERAPSCO will …

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