M&A Activity

Paul Zonneveld: Deloitte Continues Cybersecurity Expansion With Urgentis Buy

Deloitte has purchased Alberta, Canada-based cybersecurity firm Urgentis Digital Crisis Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move to help clients respond to advanced malicious threats. The purchase is intended to combine both firms’ crisis management and security offerings to better safeguard customers’ information assets, Deloitte said Thursday. Paul …

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Geoffrey Godet: Flatirons Solutions Buys CORENA to Target Aerospace, Defense Clients

Flatirons Solutions has moved to expand its content lifecycle management offerings by acquiring CORENA, a software development company based in Europe. Geoffrey Godet, CEO of Flatirons Solutions, said Tuesday the company intends to help meet the cloud requirements of customers in the aerospace and defense industries through the acquisition. Flatirons …

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Mac Curtis: The SI Org Eyes Adjacent Market Growth Through QinetiQ NA Services Group Buy

The SI Organization has moved to grow its footprint in fields such as cybersecurity and analytics by agreeing to purchase QinetiQ North America‘s services and solutions group. The SI expects to close the deal in the second quarter of calendar year 2014 after regulatory approvals have been completed, the company …

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Jacobs Inks Deal to Buy Verizon’s Federal Network Systems Subsidiary; Robert Norfleet Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has moved to grow its presence in the intelligence community by agreeing to acquire Verizon‘s (NYSE: VZ) Federal Network Systems subsidiary for an undisclosed sum. Jacobs expects to close the deal for the 750-employee subsidiary in the summer of calendar year 2014, Jacobs said Tuesday. Robert Norfleet, a …

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Chuck Harrington: Parsons Buys Secure Mission Solutions for Security, Defense Business Strategy

Parsons Corp. has acquired Secure Mission Solutions from Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand Parsons’ cybersecurity market presence. Secure Mission Solutions will be integrated into Parsons’ government services business unit that is led by Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons said Friday. Chuck Harrington, Parsons …

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SOS Security Buys Marill Security Services; Edward Silverman Comments

SOS Security LLC has acquired Marill Security Services, a commercial and residential protection services provider headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. Parsippany, N.J.-based SOS offers a range of asset protection, workforce safety and risk management services and intends to absorb Marill’s 400 licensed security professionals, SOS said Friday. “Marill’s family-style approach …

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Bob Carrigan: D&B Buys Fliptop’s Data Matching Business for Social Portfolio

D&B Corp. (NYSE: DNB) has moved to grow its data and analytics offerings by acquiring Fliptop’s social data matching business for an undisclosed amount. Fliptop’s data matching technology will be integrated into D&B’s data and analytics platform for customers worldwide to view businesses, schedule targets and engage customers, D&B said …

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John Chen: BlackBerry Invests in Cloud Medical IT Firm NantHealth

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) has made an investment in NantHealth, a California-based startup that is developing cloud-based information technology for medical applications. The companies seek to develop integrated IT systems to help healthcare organizations comply with privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, BlackBerry said Tuesday. “BlackBerry’s capabilities …

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Google Acquires Solar-Powered UAV Maker Titan Aerospace

Google has purchased New Mexico-based unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount as the search giant seeks to build up its image collection and remote area access offerings, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Alistair Barr and Reed Albergotti write that Titan’s nearly 20 employees will remain …

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Mike Delaney: Boeing Restructures Engineering Operations

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has moved to realign its engineering operations by integrating customer services into its commercial airplane design center in Southern California. Mike Delaney, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said Thursday the company aims for the restructure to help grow the business, manage risks and meet customer …

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