M&A Activity

Comtech to Acquire Gilat in $532.5M Cash-and-Stock Deal; Fred Kornberg Quoted

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has agreed to buy Gilat Satellite Networks (Nasdaq: GILT) for $10.25 per share or approximately $532.5M in cash and stock. “The acquisition better positions Comtech to take advantage of key marketplace trends, particularly the growing demand for satellite connectivity and the enormous long-term opportunity set that is emerging in the secure wireless communications market,” said Fred Kornberg, board chairman and CEO of Comtech.

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KippsDeSanto’s Warren Romine: Defense Spending, Market Factors Could Drive M&As

Warren Romine, managing director at KippsDeSanto & Co., has said more middle-market defense contractors are considering divestitures as they assess their capacity to keep up with market trends, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Romine told the publication in an interview he expects increased U.S. defense budget and low interest rates to also drive acquisition and divestiture efforts.

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Boeing-Embraer Partnership Gets Unconditional Clearance in Brazil; Marc Allen Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer have received unconditional approval for their strategic partnership from Brazil’s regulatory agency. The European Commission continues to review the partnership, which has secured unconditional clearances in the U.S., Japan, Montenegro, Kenya, Colombia, China and South Africa.

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ASGN Completes $85M Blackstone Federal Purchase; ECS’ George Wilson Quoted

ASGN (NYSE: ASGN) has closed its acquisition of Blackstone Technology Group’s federal division for $85M in cash. ASGN said Monday it will integrate Arlington, Va.-based Blackstone Federal into ECS’ enterprise solutions group focused on providing digital platforms to federal civilian clients.

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DynCorp Completes Initial Transition for U.S. Army AFM II Contract; George Krivo Quoted

DynCorp International has completed the initial transitions for the U.S. Army’s Aviation Field Maintenance II East and West contracts successfully, the company announced on Monday. “We are very proud of our work to deliver readiness to the U.S. military and we are delighted to expand our support of Army aviation,” said George Krivo, CEO of DynCorp and two-time Wash100 Award recipient. 

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