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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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Planet Eyes Gov’t Market Footprint Growth Through Boundless Acquisition

Imaging satellite operator Planet has agreed to buy geospatial data management software vendor Boundless Spatial for an undisclosed sum to expand the former’s business in the public sector and commercial agriculture markets. San Francisco-based Planet said Tuesday it aims to increase utilization of its imagery products in the government sector by leveraging Boundless’ technology platforms and services. …

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Report: Carlyle Group Close to Sealing StandardAero Acquisition Deal

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) is close to finalizing a deal worth more than $5B to buy StandardAero from Veritas Capital, Reuters reported Tuesday. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StandardAero offers aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul support services to clients in military, general aviation and commercial sectors. Sources told Reuters the transaction could be disclosed …

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Cerberus to Acquire Sparton; Tarek Ajouz Quoted

New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to pay $18.50 in cash for each outstanding share of Sparton’s (NYSE: SPA) common stock. Sparton said Wednesday its board of directors cleared the transaction, which is expected to conclude in the first quarter of calendar year 2019. Tarek Ajouz, a managing director …

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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Harris (NYSE: HRS) has withdrawn and refiled a notification required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with regard to its proposed merger with L3 Technologies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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Red Hat to Hold Special Stockholders’ Meeting on IBM Merger

Shareholders in Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will vote Jan. 16 on whether to approve IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) proposed $34B acquisition of the Raleigh, N.C.-based open source technology provider. A Dec. 11 record date has been established for Red Hat’s special meeting of stockholders, the company said Monday. IBM first announced Oct. 28 it would acquire Red …

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SAIC Reports 3% Rise in Q3 FY 2019 Revenue; Tony Moraco Quoted

Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), has said the company’s fiscal 2019 third-quarter results reflect its continued focus to deliver robust performance across its contract portfolio. SAIC said Thursday it closed the quarter with $1.2B in revenue, a 2.8 percent or $32M increase from the same …

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HII Acquires Cybersecurity Firm G2; Baird’s John Song Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has purchased Annapolis Junction, Md.-based cybersecurity services provider G2 for an undisclosed amount in a move to grow its professional services business and portfolio of information assurance and cyber offerings. HII said Monday it will integrate G2 into its technical solutions division led by Andy Green. …

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Cerberus to Buy 70% Stake in Navistar’s Defense Business

New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to purchase a 70 percent controlling stake in Navistar International’s (NYSE: NAV) defense business for an undisclosed sum. Michael Sanford, co-head of private equity and senior managing director of Cerberus, said in a statement published Monday the company plans to …

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E3, Sentinel Announce Merger; Andy Maner to Lead Combined Firm

E3 Federal Solutions and Washington, D.C.-based government services contractor The Sentinel Company have merged to form a combined firm that seeks to support clients in the federal services market. Sentinel CEO Andy Maner will lead the combined entity as CEO and Everett Johnson will continue to oversee E3’s daily operations as president, the companies …

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