M&A Activity

Invertix, Near Infinity Complete Merger; Art Hurtado Comments

Technology firms Invertix and Near Infinity have merged to become Altamira Technologies Corporation, led by President and CEO Art Hurtado. Hurtado said Tuesday that the rebranded company will “seek to deepen and align our core capabilities around emerging requirements in big data, cyber, analytics and mobility” for customers in spaces including …

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NTT to Acquire Security Provider Solutionary; Hiroo Unoura Comments

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. has agreed to buy managed security services provider Solutionary in a move aimed to grow NTT’s cybersecurity and information and communications technology portfolios. Solutionary is intended to operate as a subsidiary when the deal closes in the third quarter of NTT’s 2013 fiscal year, NTT …

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Deloitte Acquires Investment Bank McColl Partners

Deloitte Corporate Finance has bought McColl Partners for an undisclosed sum in a move aimed at growing Deloitte’s middle-market merger-and-acquisition services and investment banking advisory portfolio. Nearly 70 McColl Partners members, including 13 managing directors, will join the Deloitte team through the transaction, the company said Monday. The addition of McColl …

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Cubic in Talks to Buy Serco’s Transportation Solutions Business

Cubic Corp. is in discussions with Serco Group plc to acquire the latter’s transportation solutions business in a move aimed at growing Cubic’s presence in the enforcement, road and traffic markets. Talks have entered the exclusive due diligence phase and Cubic intends to integrate the business into its transportation systems …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary, Sentient Form Military Surveillance Tech Team; Kevin Moore Comments

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Mediaware subsidiary and Sentient Vision Systems Pty Ltd are partnering to create a surveillance system for helping troops identify targets in maritime and combat operations. The partnership intends to combine Mediaware’s D-VEX video system with Sentient’s Kestrel land and maritime software to help surveillance personnel analyze …

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CACI, Be Informed Partner to Offer Agencies Cloud Service; John Mengucci Comments

CACI International (NYSE:CACI) and business software maker Be Informed have started developing a cloud computing-based platform intended to help federal agencies deliver services to the public. The companies plan to build an on-site software-as-a-service system for agencies to communicate with citizens, gather stakeholder information and fulfill regulatory measures, CACI said …

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Jacobs Engineering Acquires Telecom Services Provider Compass; Kevin McMahon, JC Massey Comment

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has acquired telecommunications and field services provider Compass Technology Services in a move aimed at expanding Jacobs’ services. Compass adds to Jacobs’ portfolio of designing and developing wireless telecommunications infrastructures, Jacobs said Tuesday. Kevin McMahon, a Jacobs group vice president, said the company aims to diversify …

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Rockwell Collins Forms Aircraft Surveillance Tech JV in China; Kent Statler Comments

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has formed a joint venture with a China-based electronics research institute to develop, manufacture and supply surveillance equipment for Comac C919 commercial airliners. AVIC Leihua Rockwell Collins Avionics Co. was created with the China Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute, a unit of the Aviation Industry Corp. …

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Bob Kipps: GovCon M&A Market Takes Turn Towards Equilibrium

Finding The New Normal Bob Kipps, Managing Director,  KippsDeSanto & Company With only 15 government services and 25 defense M&A deals announced so far this year (vs 72 for the comparable period in 2012), it may seem premature to say the M&A market’s back in equilibrium. However, it seems to …

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Deloitte Buys Cybersecurity Firm Vigilant; Ed Powers Comments

Deloitte has acquired the assets cyber monitoring and threat intelligence provider Vigilant as the consulting firm seeks to boost its security capabilities. Deloitte will integrate its cybersecurity consulting into Vigilant’s cyber threat management suite to help protect enterprise customers from cyber attacks,  Deloitte said Thursday. Those customers are in the …

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