M&A Activity

ATK Closes $985M Purchase of Ammo Maker Bushnell; Mark DeYoung Comments

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has wrapped up its acquisition of weapon accessory manufacturer Bushnell Group Holdings for $985 million cash. Bushnell will operate under ATK’s sporting arm that is led by Jay Tibbets,  senior vice president and group president,  ATK said Monday. ATK estimates the sporting group will represent 45 percent of …

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CSC Agrees to Buy Cloud Mgmt Firm ServiceMesh; Mike Lawrie, Dan Hushon Comment

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has agreed to buy Santa Monica, Calif.-based cloud management company ServiceMesh for an undisclosed amount as part of CSC’s efforts to help customers move applications to cloud platforms. CSC expects to complete the acquisition in the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year,  CSC said Wednesday. Dan Hushon, …

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Michael Dell, Silver Lake Wrap Up $25B Buyout of Dell

Michael Dell and global technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners have completed their $24.9 billion acquisition of the company he founded and have started the processing of delisting the company from the NASDAQ stock market. Trading of Dell‘s (NASDAQ: DELL) common stock will cease Tuesday afternoon, more than one month after the company’s …

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Report: Law Firm Patton Boggs Eyes Merger with Locke Lord

Law firm Patton Boggs is considering a merger deal with Dallas-based Locke Lord, Reuters reported Sunday. Casey Sullivan writes Washington-based lobbying and public policy services provider Patton Boggs, which employs approximately 500 lawyers and advisers, is negotiating with Locke Lord. Patton Boggs told Reuters it intends to expand its platform …

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CRGT Completes Integration of Big Data Provider Guident; Tom Ferrando Comments

CRGT announced it has fully integrated Guident, a big data and analytics technology provider it acquired early this year, into CRGT’s information technology services portfolio. CRGT has been providing cybersecurity, agile development, mobility and infrastructure optimization services to federal customers for more than 25 years and is currently made-up of 1, 200 …

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Thales Communications Rebrands, Merges Business Units; Alan Pellegrini Comments

Thales Communications, a U.S.-based subsidiary of the global aerospace and defense technology conglomerate, has changed its name to Thales Defense & Security after a series of business unit mergers and acquisitions. The rebranding and reorganization took effect Oct. 1 as two Thales businesses merged with Thales Communications and the former Thales USA …

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Microsoft Ventures Invests in Mobile App Provider SkyGiraffe; Rahul Sood Comments

Microsoft Ventures (NASDAQ: MSFT) has invested in enterprise mobile applications provider SkyGiraffe Ltd. for an undisclosed amount, Globes reported Wednesday. SkyGiraffe’s platform is designed to secure access to sales, finance, inventory and operations data, according to the report. Rahul Sood, Microsoft Ventures general manager, told the publication SkyGiraffe intends to help …

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VMware Buys Virtualization Provider Desktone; Sanjay Poonen Comments

VMware (NYSE: VMW) has purchased desktop virtualization platform provider Desktone for an undisclosed amount and expects to close the deal in the fourth quarter of VMware’s 2014 fiscal year. VMware also aims to grow its desktop-as-a-service offerings through the acquisition, the company said Thursday. “By bringing Desktone’s innovative platform in house, VMware …

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CACI to Buy Six3 Systems for $820M in Cyber, C4ISR Push; Jack London, Ken Asbury Comment

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has agreed to acquire McLean, Va.-based national security contractor Six3 Systems from private equity firm GTCR for $820 million in a move to grow CACI’s footprints in the cybersecurity, intelligence and C4ISR markets. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is scheduled to close during …

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TAPE Purchases Training Services Firm Strong Point Research; Louisa Jaffe Comments

Technical and Project Engineering LLC has bought Orlando, Fla.-based Strong Point Research, a provider of modeling, simulation and training services to government customers. Strong Point President Mary Steer has joined TAPE as vice president of training, modeling, and simulation and will report to Bill Jaffe,  TAPE executive VP and general manager, …

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