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Vector Acquires CrewSense to Add Scheduling Product in Public Sector Business

Online learning services company Vector Solutions has acquired CrewSense in a move to add shift scheduling and workforce management software offerings for government clients. Vector said Tuesday its public sector business will offer CrewSense’s scheduling platform under the TargetSolutions brand. CrewSense designed its software to support deskless workforce in public safety …

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KippsDeSanto Report: Aerospace, Defense M&A Momentum to Continue in 2019

Eighty percent of 222 dealmakers who responded to a KippsDeSanto & Co. survey expect merger-and-acquisition activity in the aerospace, defense and government services markets to increase this year or remain the same as last year. KippsDeSanto said Tuesday more than 60 percent of 2019 M&A Survey respondents were executive-level corporate or strategic buyers and …

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Woolpert Eyes Military Architecture Portfolio Expansion Through Waller, Todd & Sadler Buy

Woolpert has bought Virginia Beach, Va.-based Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand architecture projects with military clients. Waller, Todd & Sadler has worked with armed forces, municipalities, commercial organizations and educational institutions in more than 2K projects to date, Woolpert said Tuesday. Scott Cattran, president and …

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Parsons Buys OGSystems to Add Geospatial Intell Expertise

Parsons has purchased Chantilly, Va.-based technology services contractor OGSystems for an undisclosed sum in a move to deepen expertise in geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. Chuck Harrington, chairman and CEO of Parsons, said in a statement released Monday the company’s strategy is focused on disruptive technology platforms built to …

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Kellstrom Defense Buys Military Aircraft Parts Maker WAM

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace has acquired Williams Aerospace and Manufacturing for an undisclosed sum in a push to address a demand for spare parts services in the global military aircraft operator community. KDA said Monday its engineered products operating segment will incorporate WAM’s manufacturing processes and the combined company expects to generate more than $160M in …

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TSC Adopts ‘ADS Federal’ Name Following Acquisition

Technical Services Corp. has purchased Virginia-based Accelerated Development & Support and rebranded as ADS Federal as a result of the acquisition. ADS Federal Angel Diaz said in a statement published Monday the combined firm will leverage ADS’ experience supporting the Department of Defense and identify critical requirements in support of clients’ missions. …

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Cloudera Closes Merger With Hortonworks; Tom Reilly Quoted

Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) and Hortonworks have completed their merger to offer an enterprise data cloud platform designed to help organizations carry out data analytics and machine learning functions in hybrid and multicloud environments. Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly said in a statement published Thursday the combined entity will deliver a set of platforms to …

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Cubic Acquires GRIDSMART for $87M, Expands Intelligent Traffic Management Offering

San Diego, Calif.-based Cubic Corporation announced its acquisition of GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. on Wednesday for $87M in cash, subject to customary adjustments. In 2019, GRIDSMART anticipates $25M in sales and $8M of adjusted EBITDA. Cubic expects to finance the acquisition through its existing credit facilities and predicts the transaction will be accretive to cash …

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Maxar Concludes US Domestication Process

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) has completed the procedure of incorporating the space technology services contractor under the laws of the state of Delaware. The company said Tuesday it also transitioned to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles standards and securities filings. All outstanding and issued common shares of the Canadian parent company were exchanged for …

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Carlyle Group to Buy StandardAero From Veritas Capital; Ramzi Musallam Quoted

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) has agreed to purchase StandardAero from Veritas Capital for an undisclosed sum. The Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm said Tuesday it expects to close the deal by the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2019, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. …

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