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Reuters: 3 Private Equity Firms Vie for Dell’s Quest Software, SonicWall Assets

KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR),  Vista Equity Partners Management and Thoma Bravo have submitted bids to acquire $4 billion in Dell assets that offer information technology management and email encryption services, Reuters reported Tuesday. Liana Baker and Greg Roumeliotis write the potential sale of Dell’s Quest Software and SonicWall could help Dell reduce the debt it …

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Andy Teich: FLIR Systems Eyes Security Tech Portfolio Growth Through $92M DVTEL Buy

FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) has bought New Jersey-based video surveillance hardware and software maker DVTEL for about $92 million cash in a push to expand security product offerings. Andy Teich, FLIR president and CEO, said in a statement released Monday the acquisition complements FLIR’s strategy to deliver end-to-end technology platforms in …

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Paul McQuillan: PlanetRisk, iMapData Merge for Actionable Intelligence Market Push

PlanetRisk and iMapData have merged in a bid to help commercial and government clients make organizational decisions with data analytics technology. The combined entity will operate under the PlanetRisk name and be led by President and CEO Paul McQuillan,  a federal market veteran with more than 25 years of leadership experience, PlanetRisk …

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GDEF Completes STG Acquisition; Simon Lee to Chair Merged Company’s Board

Acquisition firm Global Defense & National Security Systems (Nasdaq: GDEF) has wrapped up its purchase of information technology services contractor STG for $165.5 million in cash and stock. The deal seeks to integrate STG’s federal government sector clients and cyber and software platforms with GDEF’s network of partners in the national security and defense sectors, STG …

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Comtech to Buy TeleCommunication Systems for $431M in US Govt Contract, Public Safety Expansion Push

Melville, New York-based Comtech Communications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has agreed to purchase Telecommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) for approximately $430.8 million cash in a deal aimed to create a company with a balanced footprint in both the U.S. government contracting and public safety markets. Comtech said Monday it expects to close the transaction by the end …

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Duane Pinnix: RMF Eyes Govt Building Services Market with CxAnalytics Buy

RMF Engineering has acquired CxAnalytics for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to expand building commissioning and condition assessment service offerings in the government market. “CxAnalytics’ clients, projects and services made the acquisition a natural fit for RMF, ” Duane Pinnix, RMF Engineering president and CEO, said Thursday. The …

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ASRC Federal Buys Data Networks Corp; Mark Gray Comments

Beltsville, Maryland-based government contractor ASRC Federal has purchased information technology services provider Data Networks Corp. for an undisclosed sum as part of a federal IT market growth push. ASRC Federal’s parent company Arctic Slope Regional Corp. announced the transaction Monday and said DNC will operate as a subsidiary within ASRC Federal. …

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Justice Dept, FTC Clear Thoma Bravo’s $4B SolarWinds Purchase

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission have given antitrust clearance to Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo for the private equity firms’ $4.5 billion acquisition of information technology company SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI). Both agencies gave their notice Friday to end the required 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of …

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Tim Mahoney: Honeywell to Buy Satcom1 for In-Flight Connectivity Market Push

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has agreed to purchase aeronautical satellite communications technology and services company Satcom1 for an undisclosed amount as the companies aim to develop an integrated in-flight connectivity offering. Tim Mahoney, president and CEO of Honeywell’s aerospace business, said Monday the company made the acquisition to also grow its satcom hardware and software …

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BAE Says No Sale of US Govt Manpower, Services Business

Britain-based defense contractor BAE Systems PLC announced in a trading update released Thursday morning it will hold onto the manpower and services business unit in the company’s U.S. subsidiary that operates as BAE Systems Inc. BAE Systems PLC said in April it would undertake a strategic review of the units that are part of the U.S. subsidiary’s intelligence …

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