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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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BAE Acquires Riptide Autonomous Solutions; Terry Crimmins Quoted

BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary has completed its purchase of Plymouth, Mass.-based unmanned underwater vehicle provider Riptide Autonomous Solutions for an undisclosed sum. BAE Systems Inc. said Monday its electronic systems sector will absorb Riptide staff primarily to support the FAST Labs organization, which develops technological offerings for use in defense, security and aerospace domains.

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