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Mercury Eyes C4I Footprint Growth Through $180M Themis Buy

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has agreed to purchase Themis Computer for approximately $180 million in cash in a move to expand its presence in the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence market. Andover, Massachusetts-based Mercury said Thursday it expects to complete the transaction in the third quarter of its fiscal 2018 ending …

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Boeing, Embraer Begin Merger Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and aerospace conglomerate Embraer are in talks over a “possible combination.” Brazil-based Embraer said Thursday any deal that would emerge from the discussions would need to be approved by Embraer shareholders, both firms’ boards of directors, the Brazilian government and other regulatory authorities. Embraer added there is …

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DC Capital Partners Acquires Janus; Thomas Campbell, Matt Kaye Comment

Janus Global Operations, the world’s largest commercial munitions remediation company announced Monday that it has been acquired by an affiliate of DC Capital Partners Management, LP (“DC Capital”), a private equity investment firm based in Alexandria, VA. Thomas J. Campbell, Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital and the newly-inducted Chairman of …

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Jacobs Closes $3.27B CH2M Purchase; Steve Demetriou Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has concluded its approximately $3.27 billion purchase of CH2M through a cash-and-stock transaction in a move to establish a $15 billion combined firm that will provide infrastructure and professional services to government and commercial clients. Jacobs said Monday it plans to streamline its operating model through three …

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Chenega to Buy ADG for Public Sector Digital Transformation Services Push

Chenega has agreed to acquire Columbia, Maryland-based strategic communications agency ADG Creative for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand the Alaska native corporation’s user-focused design and digital transformation offerings for government clients. Chenega said Wednesday it expects to complete the acquisition in January, pending approvals and other customary …

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Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Rockwell Collins said Monday shareholders of record as of Dec. 8 will be eligible to …

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Xator Buys Merlin’s Professional Services Unit in Govt, Critical Infrastructure Market Push

Information technology and security services provider Xator has bought the professional services business of Englewood, Colorado-based cybersecurity company Merlin International for an undisclosed sum. Reston, Virginia-based Xator said in a Dec. 1 news release the acquisition would help expand its presence in the government and critical infrastructure markets. Merlin’s professional …

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Report: PwC Mulls Sale of Govt Consulting Practice

PwC is considering selling the financial auditing and consulting firm’s government consulting practice that could be valued at approximately $500 million, Reuters reported Saturday. Sources told Reuters PwC expects the planned transaction to help the company pursue growth opportunities in providing auditing services to government agency clients and has tapped …

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FTC Seeks Additional Data on Northrop-Orbital ATK Deal

The Federal Trade Commission has issued Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a second request for additional data associated with its proposed $9.2 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Northrop said Wednesday it received the request as FTC reviews the transaction as part of the regulatory process. The request for additional information came a …

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System One Eyes Federal Market Expansion Through GAP Solutions Purchase

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based workforce services provider System One has purchased Herndon, Virginia-based professional services company GAP Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its portfolio of offerings for federal civilian and defense clients. Troy Gregory, president and CEO of System One, said in a statement published Wednesday the …

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