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Deltek Wraps Up $70M Onvia Purchase

Deltek has closed its $70 million cash acquisition of Onvia in a move to expand the delivery of public sector procurement data and market intelligence to government contractors. Deltek said Friday it will combine Onvia with its GovWin IQ market intelligence platform for GovCon companies through the transaction originally announced in October. Onvia’s board …

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Kingswood Closes Versar Acquisition, Names New CEO for Project Mgmt Firm

Versar has gone private after the close of its acquisition by an affiliate of investment firm Kingswood Capital Management via a tender offer of $0.15 per outstanding share and a second-step merger. The formerly publicly traded project management company said Tuesday the new capital structure serves to build on its long-term strategic goals. …

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HIG Acquires WBB to Expand Govt Market Footprint; Robert Olsen, Jeff Zanarini Comment

Private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital has bought Reston, Virginia-based program management and consulting services provider Whitney, Bradley and Brown for an undisclosed sum. WBB CEO Robert Olsen said in a statement published Tuesday the company aims to utilize H.I.G.’s resources in efforts to expand services for federal agency customers. WBB …

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Radiant Solutions to Combine Geospatial Services Brands; Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) Radiant Solutions business unit has unveiled a new strategy that aims to converge its legacy businesses in an effort to deliver geospatial data and insights designed to transform intelligence and global mapping missions in support of commercial and national security clients. Tony Frazier, president of Radiant …

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General Atomics Eyes Satellite Portfolio Expansion Via Surrey-US Asset Purchase Deal

General Atomics has purchased the majority of Surrey Satellite Technology US’ assets for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to advance the development of small satellites and other payloads. General Atomics said Monday it will incorporate Surrey-US’ employees and assets into its electromagnetic systems business in support of growth objectives. …

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Celerian Group Buys JBS to Expand Tech & Business Mgmt Services for Public Sector

The Celerian Group, a consortium of government contractors, has acquired JBS International in a move to expand technology and business management service offerings to the public and private sectors. Bethesda, Maryland-based JBS is led by co-CEOs Gail Bassin and Jerri Shaw and will continue to operate from its current headquarters and …

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Boeing Closes Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has wrapped up its purchase of Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed amount to further the aerospace and defense contractor’s autonomous technology development efforts. Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday Aurora will retain its business name and join the former’s engineering, test and technology group. Both companies first announced the deal in …

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L2 Defense Buys ATEC to Grow Emergency Mgmt Simulation, Training Portfolio

L2 Defense has purchased Advanced Technical and Educational Consultants for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand emergency management simulation and training offerings for clients in the defense, first responder and national security markets. L2 Defense President Sam Lennon said in a statement published Thursday the transaction will combine …

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CenturyLink Closes $34B Level 3 Purchase

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has wrapped up its $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications. The merger’s completion creates a combined entity with $24 billion in estimated pro forma annual revenue and a global network that links at least 350 metropolitan areas with over 100,000 on-net, fiber-equipped buildings, CenturyLink said Wednesday. The new …

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Executive Edge: A Conversation with Dave Dacquino on Serco’s Acquisition of BTP Systems

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced last Tuesday their intent to acquire BTP Systems LLC. The acquisition, subject to approval, is expected to come together by the end of 2017. In an exclusive interview with ExecutiveBiz Dave Dacquino, Serco’s President and CEO, said that he …

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