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Arlington Capital Partners Merges EOIR With Proteus Technologies, Intelligent Software Solutions to Form Polaris Alpha

Arlington Capital Partners has established a new company known as Polaris Alpha after the Washington-based private equity firm merged its portfolio company EOIR Technologies with cybersecurity firm Proteus Technologies and data analysis platforms provider Intelligent Software Solutions. Polaris Alpha will work to provide software and other technology platforms across ground, maritime, aerial, space, electromagnetic …

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November 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight 1%-Plus Gain, AECOM Surges on CEO’s Infrastructure Comments

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least 1 full percent for a fourth consecutive session Monday to new all-time high as defense primes continued to lead gainers and construction company AECOM (NYSE: ACM) also climbed after its CEO offered investors a positive outlook on U.S. infrastructure spending. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered …

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November 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends at Record High With 5% Surge, Investors Bet on Defense Spending Uptick

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 5 percent for a record one-day gain and closing value Wednesday as investors made large buys of shares in large defense primes on expectations of increased defense spending under incoming Pres. Donald Trump after his watershed election win Tuesday. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index …

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Orbital ATK Backs Govt Satellite Orders to Help Offset Weak Commercial Market Demand

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) said Tuesday the aerospace and defense contractor sees satellite orders from military and other government agencies as a counterbalance to continued soft demand from commercial customers. CEO David Thompson told investors the Dulles, Virginia-based company forecasts orders from the defense community, NASA and other science agencies to represent 75-80 …

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Leidos Boosts Full-Year Guidance on 3Q Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Misses Street’s Estimates

GovCon Index-listed companies Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) released third quarter financial results before markets opened Thursday with both contractors at different stages in major merger-and-acquisition activity. Leidos, the U.S.’ largest government services provider, raised full-year guidance for both earnings per share and revenue as third quarter EPS exceeded the …

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Huntington Ingalls’ move for Camber comes in a year where other larger defense prime contractors …

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Enlightenment Capital Raises $147M for 2nd Fund; Delvin Talbott Comments

Washington-based private investment firm Enlightenment Capital has generated $147 million in capital commitments for its second fund in support of efforts to implement a strategy to invest in middle market firms in the aerospace, defense and government sector. Devin Talbott, managing partner at Enlightenment Capital, said in a statement released Tuesday the …

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L-3 Signals More Acquisitions This Year, CACI & Raytheon Pivot to Organic Growth Focus

Differing acquisition strategies among government services contractors and defense primes became a main discussion topic analysts raised in earnings calls Thursday morning with three GovCon companies that stated financial results. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) hinted it could make more acquisitions this year with three announced already so far, while CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) all signaled …

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Harris, Capstone Vet Richard White Joins Space Systems Loral as US Govt Lead

Richard White, a 31-year veteran from Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and former CEO of government services contractor Capstone Corp., has joined spacecraft system and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to lead SSL’s U.S. government business as a senior vice president. Palo Alto, Calif.-based SSL said Thursday White will be based out of …

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October 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Tumbles on Raytheon & L-3 Guidance Misses, Other Defense Primes Lag

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest percentage decline in four weeks Thursday after Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: RTN) posted guidance ranges below Wall Street analysts’ expectations with other large defense primes also the GCI’s largest drags. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers at a 4-to-1 ratio and McKesson …

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