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L3, Harris Shareholders OK All-Stock Merger Deal; Christopher Kubasik, William Brown Quoted

Stockholders at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) approved during their respective meetings Thursday the proposals needed to close the proposed merger of the companies. “This vote represents a key milestone in our merger process,” Christopher Kubasik, L3 chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement published Thursday. …

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Harris, L3 Set April 4 Shareholder Vote on All-Stock Merger Deal

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) will each hold a shareholder meeting on April 4 to decide on proposals needed to finalize the companies’ proposed merger through an all-stock transaction. Shareholders of record as of Feb. 22 will vote at the companies’ respective meetings, Harris and L3 said Monday. L3 …

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PwC: Aerospace, Defense Sector Recorded $57.8B in 2018 M&A Deal Value

A new PwC report says the value of mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector worldwide reached $57.8B in 2018, reflecting a 19 percent drop from the previous year. Despite the decline, PwC said the deal value in 2018 was 83 percent higher than the 10-year average and the third largest in …

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Eight Firms to Help Air Force Develop Open Architecture Standards

Eight companies have secured contracts worth $22.5M combined to develop, manage and update a set of Open Architecture standards for the U.S. Air Force. The contractors will work as a single entity to create and offer configuration control for Universal Command and Control Interface and Open Mission systems standards, the …

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Harris Refiles Antitrust Notification for L3 Merger Deal

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has withdrawn and refiled a notification required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with regard to its proposed merger with L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL). Harris resubmitted the notification Tuesday and the waiting period for the notice under the antitrust law is set to expire on Jan. 10, …

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McAleese & Associates: GovCon Execs Talk AI, Hypersonics at Reagan Forum

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the two-day Reagan National Defense Forum that kicked off Friday in California. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson; Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) CEO Thomas Kennedy; Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business; and Harris (NYSE: …

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Ellen Lord: DoD Continues to Evaluate Proposed L3-Harris Merger

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, has said DoD is working with antitrust regulators to find out if the proposed merger of L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) would have an impact on the “competitive landscape,” Reuters reported Wednesday. “We’re working through the process. We …

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Kamal Dua Joins Leidos as SVP, Chief Audit Executive; Roger Krone Quoted

Kamal Dua, a finance and risk management professional with over three decades of audit and corporate governance experience, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as senior vice president and chief audit executive. He will oversee the company’s internal audit operation and report to Jerry Howe, Leidos’ general counsel, and to the …

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Harris, L3 to Merge in All-Stock Transaction; Christopher Kubasik, William Brown Quoted

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal that will establish the country’s sixth largest defense technology company serving government and industry clients across more than 100 countries. The combined company will operate as L3 Harris Technologies in Melbourne, Fla., upon the deal’s …

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Stu Shea: Peraton Buys SRI in Communications Portfolio Expansion Push

Herndon, Va.-based communications and technology services contractor Peraton has acquired communications infrastructure developer Strategic Resources International for an undisclosed sum. “The addition of SRI to the Peraton portfolio adds an important complement to our communications offerings through their extensive portfolio of telecommunications assets in the areas of mobile, [internet protocol] …

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