M&A Activity

Boeing, Panasonic Plan to Offer Agencies Broadband Service; Paul Margis Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Panasonic Avionics Corp. have reached an agreement on a framework for Boeing to market Panasonic’s satellite broadband service to government customers in and outside the U.S. Boeing intends to offer the eXConnect service and aeronautical terminals to clients that operate the company’s aircraft, Boeing said Tuesday. …

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Deltek Buys Project Mgmt Software Maker Acumen; Mike Corkery Comments

Deltek has bought project management software and services provider Acumen for an undisclosed sum in a move aimed at growing Deltek’s enterprise-class offerings. Texas-based Acumen adds analytics, project planning and risk management products to Deltek’s portfolio for government contracting and professional services organizations, the companies said in a joint statement. …

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General Dynamics Combines 2 Combat Systems Business Units

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will consolidate its armament and technical products business into the ordnance and tactical systems business within the combat systems group. Michael Wilson, president of ordnance and tactical systems, will lead the newly-combined organization that will be based in St. Petersburg, Fla., the company said Monday. “In …

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API Technologies Sells Data Bus Product Line for $33M; Bel Lazar Comments

API Technologies Corp. has sold its data bus product line to Data Device Corp. for $32.5 million in cash. The products comprise the National Hybrid brands and the MIL- STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 products from the U.K., API said Monday. Bel Lazar, president and CEO of API Technologies, said the company …

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Cubic Buys Live Fire Range Firm Assets, Subsidiaries; Dave Schmitz Comments

Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has acquired some assets of live fire range facility provider Advanced Interactive Systems as Cubic looks to expand offerings and capitalize on international channels. Cubic closed the buy of AIS’ assets and foreign subsidiaries through a bankruptcy sale, Cubic said Tuesday. Dave Schmitz, Cubic president of …

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Bob Kipps Recaps the GovCon M&A Market for the First Half of 2013

GovCon M&A Market Happy First Half of 2013 Is In Rearview Mirror! Bob Kipps, Managing Director,  KippsDeSanto & Company With only four Defense and Government Services transactions completed in June and 46 completed during the first half of 2013, the sector’s M&A market is hopefully nearing the end of a …

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Maximus Buys UK-Based Healthcare Provider; Richard Montoni Comments

Maximus (NYSE: MMS) has acquired U.K.-based healthcare provider Health Management Ltd. in a move aimed at expanding Maximus’ medical management services portfolio. The transaction closed on July 1 and is expected to add nearly $11 million to Maximus’ revenue in the next three months,  Maximus said Monday. Richard Montoni, Maximus …

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Sensintel Buys BAE’s Unmanned Aircraft Program Unit; Matthew Pobloske Comments

Startup aerospace firm Sensintel Inc. has purchased the unmanned aircraft programs business of BAE Systems for an undisclosed amount, sUAS News reported Saturday. The publication reports Sensintel develops unmanned aerial systems and provides training, modification and engineering services. “The decision to acquire this business and form Sensintel was an easy …

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Triple-i Buys System Engineering and Software Services Provider

Information Innovators Inc. has acquired GoldBot Consulting Inc., a provider of geospatial, data mining and information analytics services to defense and intelligence customers. Triple-i aims for the transaction to grow its portfolio of offerings for Web services, service-oriented architecture, data mining and predictive intelligence, Triple-i said June 4. The company …

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Raytheon Buys Big Data Software Provider Visual Analytics; Lynn Dugle Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has purchased big data management software provider Visual Analytics Inc. for an undisclosed amount, aiming to grow its portfolio of data sharing, visualization and analytics offerings. The acquisition also seeks to grow Raytheon’s knowledge management solutions user interface to Raytheon’s portfolio for public sector clients, Raytheon said …

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