M&A Activity

Deb Alderson: Sotera Sells Expeditionary Systems Arm in ‘Pure Play Nat’l Security’ Push

Sotera Defense Solutions has sold its engineered solutions division, a provider of services and components for U.S. military field kitchens and sanitary equipment, to military tent supplier Outdoor Venture Corp. for an undislclosed sum. Deb Alderson, Sotera chairman and CEO, said Oct. 22 that the sale is part of Sotera’s strategy “to …

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Booz Allen Purchases Health Informatics Firm Epidemico; Karen Dahut Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BA) has acquired Boston-based population health informatics company Epidemico for an undisclosed sum in a push to further develop analytics offerings in population health. Karen Dahut, a Booz Allen executive vice president, said Wednesday that the acquisition is “aligned to Booz Allen’s Innovation agenda, adding a creative and successful …

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Larry Renfro: Optum Makes Healthcare Market Push Through Alere Health Purchase

Optum has agreed to acquire Alere‘s health management services business for $600 million cash in a bid to help government agencies, insurers and employers address public health problems. Alere Health offers medical condition management, wellness and home-based obstetrical services to more than 22 million customers across the U.S., Optum said …

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Level 3 Buy of TW Telecom Set for Nov. 5 Closure

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) and tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) shareholders have voted to move forward with Level 3’s acquisition of tw telecom,  which the companies expect to close before an earnings call next week. Level 3 said Tuesday the majority has also agreed on the allocation of common stock to tw telecom stockholders and to …

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Engility Inks $1B Deal for TASC, Tony Smeraglinolo to Retain CEO Title

Engineering and technical services contractor Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has agreed to purchase professional services provider TASC for $1.1 billion in stock. Both Chantilly, Virginia-based companies said Tuesday they expect to close the deal in the first quarter of 2015, pending votes from both sets of shareholders and regulatory approvals. Engility expects the deal to increase …

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Robert Mehrabian: Teledyne Buys Oceanscience in Marine Systems Push

Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) has bought marine sensor platforms manufacturer Oceanscience Group for an undisclosed amount, a move that CEO Robert Mehrabian said is aimed to grow Teledyne’s marine systems portfolio. Carlsbad, California-based Oceanscience develops oceanographic and hydrographic deployment equipment that works to measure current, map seafloor and analyze physical parameters,  Teledyne said Thursday. “Through the acquisition …

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Finmeccanica–Selex ES Completes Tactical Technologies Buy

Finmeccanica-Selex ES moved to grow its electronic warfare offerings with the acquisition of Tactical Technologies Inc., a provider of EW analysis software and services. Finmeccanica will integrate TTI’s offerings into its EW portfolio under the same brand,  Finmeccanica said Wednesday. Ottawa, Canada-based TTI provides off-the-shelf and bespoke tactical engagement simulation software to clients worldwide. The product works …

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Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF’s $295M Buy of Olson Targets Digital Tech Market

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has agreed to purchase marketing technology and digital services firm Olson from KRG Capital Partners and other shareholders in a $295 million cash transaction nearly one year after ICF acquired CITYTECH and Mostra. Fairfax, Virginia-based ICF expects the transaction to close within the next month as part of its efforts to …

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Tom Ogburn: LexisNexis Eyes Data Analysis Growth With Moreover Acquisition

LexisNexis‘ legal and professional practice has acquired media management company Moreover Technologies for an undisclosed sum as LexisNexis aims to grow its presence in the market for news monitoring and distribution. Tom Ogburn, managing director of the global business insight solutions division at LexisNexis, said Monday the acquisition will result in the release …

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BAE to Pay $232M Cash for Commercial Cyber Services Firm SilverSky; Ian King Comments

BAE Systems PLC has agreed to acquire commercial cybersecurity services provider Perimeter Internetworking Corp. — which does business as SilverSky — for $232.5 million cash. BAE expects to close the transaction before the end of this calendar year upon the receipt of regulatory approvals, the London-based defense contractor said Tuesday. SilverSky, which operates primarily in …

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