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AECOM Board OKs Management Services Group Spinoff Plan

The board of directors at AECOM has approved the company’s plan to separate its management services business as a new publicly traded company that will primarily serve national government clients. AECOM said Monday it expects to complete the spinoff in the second half of its 2020 fiscal year and retain John Vollmer, the segment’s president and a 2019 Wash100 winner,  along with the current management team in the leadership of the future independent company.

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Peraton to Buy Solers in National Security Space Tech Portfolio Push; Stu Shea Quoted

Peraton has agreed to acquire Arlington, Va.-based information technology and satellite ground systems provider Solers for an undisclosed sum to further build up its capability to deliver space protection and resiliency platforms in support of national security programs.

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Raytheon-UTC Deal Comes as DoD Eyes New Priorities; Pierre Chao Offers Insight on M&A Trend

The planned merger between Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) comes as the aerospace-and-defense sector anticipates slower growth in the Department of Defense’s spending and as DoD sets its sights on hypersonic missiles, space systems and other new priorities, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Greg Hayes: UTC, Raytheon Want ‘Platform Agnostic’ Tech Portfolio for Future Combined Firm

Greg Hayes, chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTC), has said that both UTC and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) agreed on implementing a "platform agnostic" approach for technology offerings of the future merged company. The two contractors signed an all-stock deal that will create a systems provider across aerospace and defense segments.

 

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Raytheon, UTC Announce All-Stock Merger; Thomas Kennedy, Greg Hayes Quoted

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal that will establish a platform-agnostic technology provider within aerospace and defense segments. The combined company will operate as Raytheon Technologies and be headquartered in the greater Boston metro area upon the deal’s completion, which is expected in the first half of 2020, the firms said in a joint statement published Sunday.

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