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GeoEye CEO Matt O’Connell: Budget Uncertainty Led to DigitalGlobe Merger

GeoEye‘s (NASDAQ: GEOY) decision to sign a merger agreement with DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) was prompted by uncertainty over funding for a GeoEye contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, GeoEye CEO Matt O’Connell told the Washington Business Journal. In an interview with reporter Jill Aitoro, O’Connell estimated the 10-year, $3.8 billion …

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August Brings IT Firm Buys, News of a Future Split

Acquisitions in August were mostly about information technology firms with five purchases aimed at bolstering IT operations for the new parent companies. However, the biggest news came from SAIC (NYSE: SAI) as it bought a commercial healthcare IT firm and announced a future split into two separate publicly-traded companies. Here …

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General Dynamics Completes Fidelis Buy; Lou Von Thaer Comments

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has completed its acquisition of Fidelis Security Systems, a provider of cybersecurity tools for real-time network visibility, analysis and control. General Dynamics said Fidelis will become a part of its advanced information systems unit and did not disclose the value of the cash transaction. Lou Von …

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Report: IBM Interest In Blackberry Maker’s Enterprise Unit

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has informally approached Research in Motion, maker of the Blackberry phone, about potentially acquiring RIM’s enterprise services unit, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing Berenberg Bank, the article says that business may be worth between $1.5 billion and $2.5 billion depending on which assets are included. …

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