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Cloudera Closes Merger With Hortonworks; Tom Reilly Quoted

Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) and Hortonworks have completed their merger to offer an enterprise data cloud platform designed to help organizations carry out data analytics and machine learning functions in hybrid and multicloud environments. Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly said in a statement published Thursday the combined entity will deliver a set of platforms to …

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Cubic Acquires GRIDSMART for $87M, Expands Intelligent Traffic Management Offering

San Diego, Calif.-based Cubic Corporation announced its acquisition of GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. on Wednesday for $87M in cash, subject to customary adjustments. In 2019, GRIDSMART anticipates $25M in sales and $8M of adjusted EBITDA. Cubic expects to finance the acquisition through its existing credit facilities and predicts the transaction will be accretive to cash …

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Maxar Concludes US Domestication Process

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) has completed the procedure of incorporating the space technology services contractor under the laws of the state of Delaware. The company said Tuesday it also transitioned to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles standards and securities filings. All outstanding and issued common shares of the Canadian parent company were exchanged for …

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Carlyle Group to Buy StandardAero From Veritas Capital; Ramzi Musallam Quoted

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) has agreed to purchase StandardAero from Veritas Capital for an undisclosed sum. The Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm said Tuesday it expects to close the deal by the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2019, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. …

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Planet Eyes Gov’t Market Footprint Growth Through Boundless Acquisition

Imaging satellite operator Planet has agreed to buy geospatial data management software vendor Boundless Spatial for an undisclosed sum to expand the former’s business in the public sector and commercial agriculture markets. San Francisco-based Planet said Tuesday it aims to increase utilization of its imagery products in the government sector by leveraging Boundless’ technology platforms and services. …

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Report: Carlyle Group Close to Sealing StandardAero Acquisition Deal

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) is close to finalizing a deal worth more than $5B to buy StandardAero from Veritas Capital, Reuters reported Tuesday. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StandardAero offers aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul support services to clients in military, general aviation and commercial sectors. Sources told Reuters the transaction could be disclosed …

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Leonardo to Launch New Unit as Part of Defense, Security Electronics Portfolio Reorg

Italy-based conglomerate Leonardo has moved to combine three divisions into a new electronics division as part of growth efforts in the defense and security technology market. Leonardo said Thursday the new business will consolidate the firm’s land and naval defence electronics, airborne and space systems and defense systems businesses. The …

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Cerberus to Acquire Sparton; Tarek Ajouz Quoted

New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to pay $18.50 in cash for each outstanding share of Sparton’s (NYSE: SPA) common stock. Sparton said Wednesday its board of directors cleared the transaction, which is expected to conclude in the first quarter of calendar year 2019. Tarek Ajouz, a managing director …

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Harris Refiles Antitrust Notification for L3 Merger Deal

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has withdrawn and refiled a notification required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with regard to its proposed merger with L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL). Harris resubmitted the notification Tuesday and the waiting period for the notice under the antitrust law is set to expire on Jan. 10, …

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Red Hat to Hold Special Stockholders’ Meeting on IBM Merger

Shareholders in Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will vote Jan. 16 on whether to approve IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) proposed $34B acquisition of the Raleigh, N.C.-based open source technology provider. A Dec. 11 record date has been established for Red Hat’s special meeting of stockholders, the company said Monday. IBM first announced Oct. 28 it would acquire Red …

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