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AeroVironment to Buy Arcturus UAV in $405M Cash-Stock Deal; Wahid Nawabi Quoted

Wahid Nawabi President and CEO AeroVironment

Unmanned aircraft system manufacturing company AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) has agreed to acquire Arcturus UAV in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $405M as part of efforts to expand into adjacent segments and broaden UAS portfolio and customer footprint. “We are excited about the opportunities for value creation through our acquisition of Arcturus UAV, which will enable us to accelerate our growth strategy and expand our reach into the more valuable Group 2 and 3 UAS segments,” said Wahid Nawabi, president and CEO of AeroVironment.

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Raytheon Technologies to Buy Smallsat Maker Blue Canyon; Roy Azevedo Quoted

Roy Azevedo Intell

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has agreed to acquire small satellites provider Blue Canyon Technologies for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to expand its platforms in support of clients’ space missions. “What makes Blue Canyon Technologies the right fit for our business is its agile, innovative culture and expertise in small satellite systems and technologies,” said Roy Azevedo, president of Raytheon Intelligence and Space and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner.

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Comtech to Acquire Gilat in $532.5M Cash-and-Stock Deal; Fred Kornberg Quoted

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has agreed to buy Gilat Satellite Networks (Nasdaq: GILT) for $10.25 per share or approximately $532.5M in cash and stock. “The acquisition better positions Comtech to take advantage of key marketplace trends, particularly the growing demand for satellite connectivity and the enormous long-term opportunity set that is emerging in the secure wireless communications market,” said Fred Kornberg, board chairman and CEO of Comtech.

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Leidos Strikes $1.65B Cash Deal for Dynetics; Roger Krone Quoted

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has agreed to acquire Huntsville, Ala.-based technology services contractor Dynetics for approximately $1.65B in cash to further build up its position in the intelligence, civil and defense markets. "The addition of Dynetics will significantly increase our capabilities for rapid prototyping and agile system integration and production, enhancing our overall offerings and services to customers," said Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos and a 2019 Wash100 winner.

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Scott McIntyre: Guidehouse Seeks Global Consultancy Presence Through $1.1B Navigant Acquisition

Guidehouse, a Veritas Capital portfolio company, has agreed to buy Navigant Consulting (NYSE: NCI) for approximately $1.1B in a move to create a global consultancy that will serve both the public and private sectors. Shareholders in Navigant will get a cash payment of $28 per share, a 16 percent premium over the Chicago-based company's Thursday closing stock price, Guidehouse said Friday.

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Parsons Announces Submission of Registration Statement for Proposed IPO

Parsons has submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement for its planned initial public offering. The company said Friday it plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol “PSN” and details about the price range and number of shares to be put …

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Carlyle Group to Buy StandardAero From Veritas Capital; Ramzi Musallam Quoted

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) has agreed to purchase StandardAero from Veritas Capital for an undisclosed sum. The Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm said Tuesday it expects to close the deal by the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2019, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. …

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