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L3 to Buy Cyber Firms Linchpin Labs, Azimuth Security for $200M; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to purchase information security firms Linchpin Labs and Azimuth Security for approximately $200 million combined in a push to develop synergies for future growth and build up its cyber, surveillance and intelligence collection capabilities. L3 said Wednesday the acquired companies will operate as L3 …

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Report: EchoStar Calls for Talks With Inmarsat Board Over $3.2B Takeover Offer

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) called on Inmarsat to initiate discussions with shareholders about its $3.2 billion takeover offer and that it would pursue the bid if given a deadline extension, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar has until Friday, July 6, to decide whether to present a firm offer for Inmarsat or drop the …

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Christopher Kubasik: L3 to Continue Investment Strategy After Vertex Aerospace Business Sale

New York-based investment firm American Industrial Partners has closed its purchase of Vertex Aerospace businesses from L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) for approximately $540 million in cash. The transaction initially announced in May is subject to customary adjustments and covers the acquisition of L3’s TCS and Crestview Aerospace business units that operate under the technology contractor’s aerospace …

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L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities. L3 said Monday it will operate the newly acquired firm as L3 ADS to provide space exploration, space systems mission …

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Reports: Dell Technologies Eyes Public Market Return With VMware Tracking Stock Purchase

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said it will buy out VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) tracking stock in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $21.7 billion in a move to go public again without filing for an initial public offering, Reuters reported Monday. Dell will swap 1.3665 shares of its Class C stock, or …

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Report: EchoStar Reveals 3% Equity Stake in Inmarsat

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) disclosed in a stock exchange filing that it has secured a 3 percent equity stake in U.K.-based Inmarsat valued at approximately $108.9 million and a 10.4 percent position in the latter’s convertible bonds worth $67.4 million, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar needs to decide by July 6 whether …

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MAG Aerospace Buys North American Surveillance Systems; Joe Fluet Comments

MAG Aerospace has bought North American Surveillance Systems in a move to grow aircraft systems integration and technical service offerings. The deal adds more than 75 aircraft integration, modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul professionals to MAG’s workforce, the company said Monday. MAG works with federal customers to help them operate manned and unmanned …

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Perspecta Leadership Team Rings NYSE Opening Bell; Mac Curtis Comments

Mac Curtis, Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) president and CEO, led the ringing of the opening bell Monday at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the company’s launch after it completed its separation from DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and merger with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions. Mike Lawrie, chairman of Perspecta’s …

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Securitas Closes Buy of Kratos’ Public Safety, Security Division; Eric DeMarco Comments

Securitas Electronic Security has completed its $70 million cash acquisition of the public safety and security business from Kratos Defense and Security Solutions. Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of Kratos, said in a statement released Monday the company aims to focus growth efforts in the unmanned aerial drones, missile defense, training systems, …

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Reports: Inmarsat Turns Down EchoStar’s Takeover Offer

Inmarsat has declined to accept Colorado-based EchoStar’s (Nasdaq: SATS) takeover bid, saying the offer “undervalued” the U.K.-based satellite communications provider, Reuters reported Saturday. “After carefully considering the proposal with its advisers the board rejected the proposal on the basis that it very significantly undervalued Inmarsat and its standalone prospects,” Inmarsat …

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