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Siemens Acquires Global Energy Consulting Firm Pace Global

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has acquired Pace Global Energy Services LLC for an undisclosed amount, Siemens announced today. Siemens said it will integrate the tools and consulting services provider into its building technologies division as a separate operating unit. Pace Global Chairman and CEO Timothy Sutherland will lead the unit, which will retain that …

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Sotera Completes Purchase of Potomac Fusion, Developer of Cloud, ISR Solutions

Sotera Defense Solutions completed its acquisition of Potomac Fusion Inc. on Friday, according to a company announcement. Sotera announced on Dec. 1 it had agreed to acquire the Chantilly, Va.-based company, a developer of information solutions for defense and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems that operate in cloud computing environments. Sotera President …

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Kratos Acquires Infrastructure Security, Public Safety Competitor

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) has acquired assets of a publicly traded infrastructure security and public safety systems integrator for $20 million cash, according to a company announcement. Kratos said it expects the deal to increase its earnings per share in the year after closing and generate between $35 …

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Raytheon Purchases Md. Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture Developer

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has acquired Columbia, Md.-based cybersecurity, enterprise architecture and systems engineering firm Henggeler Computer Consultants for an undisclosed amount. Raytheon’s announcement said the company does not expect the deal to affect total sales or earnings per share in its 2012 fiscal year. It is Raytheon’s second cybersecurity purchase …

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RightNow Stockholders Approve Oracle’s $1.4B Acquisition of Company

RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW) stockholders voted to approve Oracle Corp.’s acquisition of RightNow (NASDAQ: ORCL) at a meeting Thursday. Oracle agreed to buy RightNow in October for nearly $1.4 billion in cash, or $43.00 per share (see our previous story on TheNewNewInternet here). RightNow’s federal customers include NASA, the Social Security Administration, the Customs and …

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General Dynamics Completes $360M Force Protection Acquisition

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has completed its purchase of Force Protection Inc., a manufacturer of blast and ballistic-protected products, for around $360 million, or $5.52 per share in cash. The company said in a release it launched the tender offer Nov. 18 following the Nov. 7 announcement of the proposed acquisition. Offer …

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General Dynamics Clears Regulatory Hurdle in Force Protection Purchase; Company Directors Still to Appove

The U.S. Justice Department has terminated the remaining portion of a waiting period required by antitrust law in General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) pending acquisition of Force Protection Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT). General Dynamics said the cash deal of $5.25 per share, or approximately $360 million, still needs to be approved by each …

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