M&A Activity

Steve Schorer: Alion Science Makes Emerging Tech Push Through MacB Purchase

Alion Science and Technology has agreed to buy MacAulay-Brown for an undisclosed sum to expand work with national security customers and engineering and technology offerings. Steve Schorer, Alion president and CEO and a 2018 Wash100 winner, said in a statement released Thursday the company made the acquisition in a push to …

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ICF to Acquire DMS Disaster Consultants

ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has moved to expand the Fairfax, Va.-based company’s disaster management and resilience business with the acquisition of DMS Disaster Consultants. Boca Raton, Fla.-based DMS works with public sector clients to help them develop risk management and mitigation strategies as well as manage data from disaster recovery efforts using the disasTRAX software, ICF said …

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L3 Consolidates Two Businesses Into New ISR Tech Segment; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has integrated the company’s aerospace and sensor systems businesses into a new segment that will develop and offer intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and signals intelligence technology platforms. “This business realignment action supports our objective to improve operating margin to 12 percent for 2019,” L3 Chairman, President and CEO Christopher Kubasik said …

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CAE Eyes Training Systems Integration Capability Expansion With AOCE Buy; Ray Duquette Comments

CAE’s (NYSE: CAE) U.S. arm has purchased Alpha-Omega Change Engineering for about $29 million as part of efforts to expand work in U.S. security programs and build up its capabilities in training systems integration. “AOCE brings existing contracts as well as past performance in unmanned systems, aircrew training and courseware …

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IAI Acquires DGS in Federal Cyber Market Push

Chantilly, Va.-based technology services contractor Integrity Applications Inc. has acquired Falls Church, Va.-based Dependable Global Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a push to grow federal customer base across the cybersecurity and counterintelligence markets. The deal comes nearly six months after investment firm Arlington Capital Partners bought IAI. Arlington Capital said Tuesday DGS Chief Strategy Officer Joel …

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Mercury Acquires Germane to Expand Rugged Server, C2I Portfolio

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has acquired Germane Systems for approximately $45 million cash in a move to grow the former’s portfolio of rugged servers and command, control and information processing technologies. The purchase price is subject to working capital and debt adjustments and Mercury financed the transaction with funds from a revolving …

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WSP to Buy Louis Berger for $400M; Alexandre L’Heureux, Jim Stamatis Comment

Canada-based WSP Global has agreed to acquire Louis Berger for approximately $400 million in an effort to expand its footprint in continental Europe and leverage the Morristown, N.J.-based professional services firm’s expertise in water, transportation, environment and master planning. Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP president and CEO, said in a statement published Monday …

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Hitachi Vantara Eyes Portfolio Expansion With REAN Cloud Buy; David Turner, Brian Householder Comment

Hitachi Vantara has agreed to purchase REAN Cloud for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its portfolio of cloud and managed services offerings designed to help clients expedite their digital transformation efforts across multicloud environments. Hitachi Vantara said Tuesday it expects the acquisition to wrap up later this year …

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Greg Hayes: UTC Targets Q3 2018 for Rockwell Collins Deal Completion

Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has said the company is “on track” with the regulatory clearance process and in the final phase of completion with regard to its pending $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), The Gazette reported Tuesday. “We expect the transaction to close here …

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Mike Twyman: Cubic Acquires Shield Aviation’s Assets in C4ISR Portfolio Expansion Push

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has completed the acquisition of Shield Aviation’s assets through its ISR Systems subsidiary in an effort to broaden its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. Cubic said Tuesday it expects the transaction to help expand its mission solutions business’ C4ISR tech portfolio for expeditionary …

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