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Report: Software AG Has $1.3B for Potential Big Data, Cloud Acquisition

German business software maker Software AG has the financial flexibility to make any acquisition worth up to $1.3 billion, finance director Arnd Zinnhardt said in a German weekly Saturday. Reuters reports Zinnhardt said the company is well positioned in terms of its operating activities and balance sheet. He added that …

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PwC Adds Ray Group to IT Consulting Portfolio; Scott McIntyre Comments

PwC U.S. has acquired information technology and program management consulting firm Ray Group International to bolster its technology consulting and implementation offerings for public sector clients. The transaction was completed Nov. 6 and PwC did not disclose financial terms of the deal in its announcement. Former RGI CEO Ronald Ray, …

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BAE Adding Marine Hydraulics Intl to Ship Repair Division; Bill Clifford Comments

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has agreed to acquire the Norfolk, Va.-based ship repair firm Marine Hydraulics International from American Maritime Holdings, BAE announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and BAE expects to close the transaction during the first quarter of 2013, pending regulatory approval. BAE said it …

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CACI to Buy Health Data Analysis Firm; Dan Allen Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has agreed to acquire the healthcare data integration and analysis provider Emergint Technologies, with the transaction expected to close Dec. 1. CACI did not disclose the terms of the deal in its release. CACI estimates Emergint’s 2012 revenue at around $42 million and expects the transaction …

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Salient Fed Buys App Software Developer, Gains Contract Spots; Brad Antle, Bill Parker Comment

Salient Federal Solutions has acquired application software developer LIST Innovative Solutions Inc. and now covers 90 percent of its contract base with prime federal software or application development contracts. The Fairfax, Va.-based federal information technology and engineering contractor said it also added positions on blanket purchase agreements with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and …

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GeoEye Schedules Shareholder Vote on DigitalGlobe Merger

GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) shareholders will meet in a special session Dec. 3 to vote on the company’s proposed merger with DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI). In a release, GeoEye said the meeting will take place at 11 a.m. at its Herndon, Va. headquarters. Shareholders of record as of the close of business Oct. …

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Carl Icahn Makes $3B Offer for Oshkosh

Activist investor Carl Icahn offered on Thursday to buy all outstanding shares of military truck manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. for $3 billion, or $32.50 per share, according to Bloomberg. Icahn, who is the company’s largest shareholder with a 9.45 percent stake, made an offer that is 21 percent higher than Oshkosh’s …

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BAE-EADS Merger Called Off

The proposed $45 billion merger between aerospace and defense giants BAE Systems and EADS has been called off, BBC News reports. The firms faced a 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday to decide on a way forward in negotiations, which likely would have involved a request to ask the U.K. government for …

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BAE-EADS CEOs to Review Merger Talk Progress as Wednesday Deadline Approaches

Ian King and Tom Enders, the respective CEOs of BAE Systems and EADS, are meeting Tuesday to review progress on a potential merger before making a decision on how to proceed, Bloomberg reports. Citing two sources familiar with the talks, Bloomberg reports the French and U.K. governments have agreed to …

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CSC Buys Big Data Analytics Firm 42Six; Sashi Reddi Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has acquired a Maryland-based software developer that focuses on big data processing, analytics and advanced applications support for defense and intelligence customers. CSC did not disclose terms of its acquisition of 42Six Solutions in a release. “Data services and analytics capabilities are rapidly becoming essential …

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