M&A Activity

BMC to Purchase Mainframe Data Services Provider CDB; Bill Miller Comments

BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) has signed a deal to purchase CDB Software, a provider of mainframe data management service. Bill Miller, president of BMC’s ZSolutions and select technologies business, said Jan. 27 the company aims to bring CDB’s services to BMC clients through the acquisition. CDB developed services for managing IBM …

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Motorola Adds Public Safety Tech with Emergency CallWorks Buy

Motorola Solutions moved to grow its public safety communications portfolio with the acquisition of call-taking software maker Emergency CallWorks for an undisclosed amount. The purchase is intended to help Motorola’s government and commercial clients leverage a web-based emergency call answering system in their command centers, Motorola Solutions said Thursday. Bob Schassler, executive …

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Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Big Data Firm Pentaho; Kevin Eggleston Comments

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has agreed to acquire Pentaho Corp., a big data integration and business analytics company, for an undisclosed amount. Quentin Gallivan will retain his position as Pentaho CEO and the company will continue to operate as usual upon completion of the transaction that is scheduled in June, …

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Abt Associates, Stratus Consulting Announce Merger; Jay Knott Comments

Abt Associates has merged with Boulder, Colorado-based Stratus Consulting to form a new environment and natural resources division within Abt. Joshua Lipton, formerly president and CEO at Stratus, has been assigned to lead the new unit and will report to Jay Knott, Abt Associates executive vice president and chief business officer, Abt said …

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Boeing to Consolidate Defense, Space Development Functions; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will merge its defense and space business development operations into a single organization with the goal of addressing program risks and cost issues. Chris Chadwick, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, said Wednesday the future BDS development group will “apply engineering expertise, development program best …

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Art Gilliland: HP Seeks Encryption Portfolio Growth with Voltage Security Purchase

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has agreed to buy encryption technology firm Voltage Security for an undisclosed sum in a bid to help organizations secure financial transactions and manage sensitive workloads. The acquisition is intended to complement HP’s data protection offerings for cloud computing, mobile and big data environments, according to a blog …

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Orbital Sciences Closes Merger with ATK’s Aerospace, Defense Groups

Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) has completed its merger with the aerospace and defense groups of ATK (NYSE: ATK) to create a new company that will operate as Orbital ATK. Orbital ATK will start “regular-way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday under the ticker symbol “OA, ” Orbital and ATK said Tuesday. …

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Accenture to Purchase Agilex in Digital Services, Analytics Push

The U.S. federal subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to purchase Chantilly, Va.-based digital services provider Agilex for an undisclosed sum in an effort to expand offerings in analytics, cloud computing and mobility. Accenture Federal Services said Monday it also seeks to grow its agile delivery portfolio in the federal …

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Bloomberg: Motorola Solutions Mulls Possible Sale

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has sought assistance from financial advisers as it considers a sale of the company, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Alex Sherman and Brian Womack write potential buyers for the communications equipment developer could include private equity groups or other technology firms such as General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Honeywell …

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Harris Signs Deal to Purchase Exelis for $4.75B in Cash, Stock

Melbourne, Fla.-based communications technology maker Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has agreed to purchase defense electronics manufacturer Exelis (NYSE: XLS) in a cash-and-stock transaction with an enterprise value of $4.75 billion, or $23.75 per share, the companies said Friday. The price of the deal — Harris’ largest acquisition in company history — is …

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