M&A Activity

Engility Strikes Cash Deal to Buy Dynamics Research Corp.; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EGL) has agreed to acquire consulting firm Dynamics Research Corp. (NASDAQ: DRCO) in an effort to gain new customers and contracts, grow scale and diversify its service offerings. Both companies’ board of directors have signed off on the deal for Engility to buy all of DRC’s …

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LGS Innovations Sold to U.S. Investment Firms for $200M; Kevin Kelly Comments

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has sold the company’s government technology subsidiary LGS Innovations to two U.S. investment firms for around $200 million in a move that will enable LGS to chase market and customer opportunities that it may not have been able to previously go after under Alcatel, LGS CEO Kevin …

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CalAmp Buys Mobile Resource Provider RSI; Michael Burdiek Comments

CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) has bought mobile resource management provider Radio Satellite Integrators for $6.5 million as part of efforts to grow in the state and local public safety market. The acquisition is intended to raise CalAmp’s total profits and non-generally accepted accounting principles earnings per share in its 2014 fiscal …

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KPMG Inks Deal for Data Mgmt Tech Firm Link Analytics; Lynne Doughtie Comments

KPMG has agreed to buy analytics technology provider Link Analytics LLC for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at growing KPMG’s big data management portfolio. The acquisition is intended to combine KPMG and Link Analytics’ offerings for clients to gain insights from volumes of enterprise data and make business …

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L-3 Buys Radar Sensor Maker Mustang Technology; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased radar sensor builder Mustang Technology Group L.P. for an undisclosed amount in an effort to grow technology and service offerings and expand customer base. Mustang has been renamed L-3 Mustang Technology and its technologies and customers are a part of L-3’s precision engagement business within …

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Datacard Group to Buy ID Security Provider Entrust; Chad Sweet Comments

Datacard Group has moved to build up its offerings in the electronic identity market by agreeing to acquire identity-based security provider Entrust for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is scheduled to close on Dec. 31, pending regulatory approvals, and Entrust’s mobile and cloud security platforms will be integrated into Datacard Group’s offerings, The Chertoff …

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Cisco, Finmeccanica Form Defense and Civil Market Alliance

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Finmeccanica have agreed to combine both companies’ technology offerings for the defense and civil customers in an effort to pursue business opportunities in the systems integration market worldwide. Finmeccanica’s industry services will be integrated with Cisco’s information technology, networking and communications technologies in order to jointly develop …

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Rupert Pearce: Inmarsat Buys Maritime Comm Provider’s Assets for Maritime Push

Inmarsat has acquired all assets of Globe Wireless LLC, a Palm Bay, Fla.-based provider of maritime communications services to shipping customers, for $45 million. Inmarsat will finance the transaction from available liquidity and the acquisition is scheduled to close in January 2014, pending regulatory approvals, Inmarsat said Tuesday. Rupert Pearce, CEO of …

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Juniper to Buy Network Mgmt Tech Supplier WANDL; Daniel Hua Comments

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) has agreed to purchase network design and management software provider WANDL Inc. for $60 million. Juniper seeks to grow its technology portfolio and experience in helping customers manage traffic performance and multi-network resources through the acquisition, Juniper said Monday. The purchase is scheduled to close next month …

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Boeing to Structure R&D Unit Around ‘Indepedent and Cooperative’ Centers; Greg Hyslop Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has moved to structure its research and technology unit around new technology research centers in five states. The company will open the centers in Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington in an effort to combine technology development works and partner with universities, industry and government research centers, …

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