Tag Archives: M&A Activity

Acentia Purchases IT Firm InSysCo for Financial Services Market Push; Todd Stottlemyer Comments

Acentia has acquired Fredericksburg, Va.-based information technology services provider InSysco for an undisclosed amount as part a strategy to grow financial services offerings to federal agencies. InSysCo holds a prime position on the Treasury Department‘s Treasury Information Processing Support Services 4 contract vehicle and provides software development services to clients, …

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Integrity Applications Buys Pacific Defense Solutions; Joseph Brickey, Wesley Freiwald Comment

Integrity Applications Inc. has purchased space surveillance and technical services provider Pacific Defense Solutions LLC as part of efforts to grow IAI’s space offerings. IAI intends to consolidate the Kihei, Maui-based company’s technologies into its engineering and software service offerings in order to seek business opportunities, IAI said Friday. Joseph …

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Michael Dell, Silver Lake Wrap Up $25B Buyout of Dell

Michael Dell and global technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners have completed their $24.9 billion acquisition of the company he founded and have started the processing of delisting the company from the NASDAQ stock market. Trading of Dell‘s (NASDAQ: DELL) common stock will cease Tuesday afternoon, more than one month after the company’s …

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VMware Buys Virtualization Provider Desktone; Sanjay Poonen Comments

VMware (NYSE: VMW) has purchased desktop virtualization platform provider Desktone for an undisclosed amount and expects to close the deal in the fourth quarter of VMware’s 2014 fiscal year. VMware also aims to grow its desktop-as-a-service offerings through the acquisition, the company said Thursday. “By bringing Desktone’s innovative platform in house, VMware …

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CACI to Buy Six3 Systems for $820M in Cyber, C4ISR Push; Jack London, Ken Asbury Comment

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has agreed to acquire McLean, Va.-based national security contractor Six3 Systems from private equity firm GTCR for $820 million in a move to grow CACI’s footprints in the cybersecurity, intelligence and C4ISR markets. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is scheduled to close during …

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Gary Bloom: MarkLogic Eyes M&A Deals, Public Listing

Database software maker MarkLogic could evaluate potential acquisitions between the next six and 12 months and also consider a merger with a larger publicly-traded company, according to a report from Oracle World. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom told Oracle World that either Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) or IBM (NYSE: IBM) could position themselves to acquire …

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Curtiss-Wright Buys C4ISR Tech Maker Parvus for $38M Cash; David Adams Comments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) has purchased Eurotech subsidiary Parvus, a factor computers and communications subsystems manufacturer, for $38 million cash. Salt Lake City, Utah-based Parvus builds small-form factor rugged computing and networking subsystems used in C4ISR operations (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), Curtiss-Wright said Tuesday. Parvus expects to generate $23 million …

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Rockwell Collins to Sell Kaiser Optical Systems Subsidiary; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will sell its Kaiser Optical Systems subsidiary, a holographic and spectrographic instrumentation maker,  to Endress+Hauser for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to close in early fiscal 2014 and the subsidiary represents represent less than one percent of Rockwell Collins’ total revenue, Rockwell Collins announced Aug. 30. “This divestiture …

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GE Closes $4.3B Buy of Avio Aviation Business; David Joyce Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business from Italy-based aerospace technology maker Avio S.p.A. GE has integrated the business into its GE Aviation Subsidiary and the business now operates under the name Avio Aero, GE said Aug. 1. David Joyce, president and CEO …

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Michael Dell, Silver Lake Raise Buyout Offer; Shareholder Vote Scheduled Aug 2

Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Management have increased the value of their proposal to acquire Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) by 10 cents per share to $13.75 per share, or $24.6 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Callie Bost and Aaron Ricadela write the new offer represents a 26 percent premium over …

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