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UTC to Split Into Three Firms After Rockwell Collins Deal Completion; Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has announced plans to divide into three independent companies after it completed its $30B purchase of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). UTC said Monday it will combine its aerospace systems business with Rockwell Collins to form Collins Aerospace Systems and expects the transaction to be $0.15 to $0.20 …

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UTC-Rockwell Collins Deal Gets Final Regulatory Clearance

Chinese regulators have given United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) the green light to pursue its planned $30B acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). UTC said Friday the approval marks the final regulatory clearance the company needed to complete its purchase of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Farmington, Conn.-based conglomerate UTC agreed …

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UTC Expects China’s Approval of Rockwell Collins Deal Within Weeks; Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) expects Chinese regulators to approve its planned $30B purchase of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) within weeks, Reuters reported Tuesday. UTC CEO Greg Hayes said Tuesday in a conference call the company does not expect the U.S.-China political issues to have an impact on the deal citing UTC’s …

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DOJ Clears UTC’s $30B Purchase of Rockwell Collins

The Justice Department has given antitrust approval to United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to pursue its approximately $30B acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Bloomberg reported Tuesday. UTC announced in September 2017 that it agreed to pay approximately $23B in cash and stock and assume $7B in net debt from the Cedar Rapids, …

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Michael Knowles Promoted to Lead Cubic’s Defense Segment, Dave Buss Named Senior Adviser

Michael Knowles, former vice president and general manager of the air ranges business unit within Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense segment, has been named corporate senior VP and president of the segment in a move that will take effect Oct. 1. Knowles will succeed Dave Buss, a corporate SVP who will …

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Navy Picks 22 Firms for $980M Training System Design, Production IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 22 companies spots on a potential five-year, $980 million contract to design, build and manufacture training systems and related devices. The service received 40 proposals for the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through November 2023, the Defense Department said Friday. The contractors will …

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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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General Atomics Announces Teammates for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Requirement

A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt & Whitney and aerospace systems business; L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL); Rockwell Collins …

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PwC: Global Aerospace, Defense M&A Hit $72B in 2017

A new PwC report says the value of global mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector reached $72 billion in 2017, exceeding the previous record of $67 billion set in 2015. PwC reported that A&D companies worldwide recorded 454 M&A transactions last year with an average deal size of $411 million. Significant …

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Rockwell Collins’ Shareholders OK UTC Merger; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Shareholders at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have cleared a deal for United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to acquire the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor for approximately $30 billion. Holders of at least 72 percent of outstanding shares in Rockwell Collins as of record date voted to approve the transaction during the Thursday …

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