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Virgin Galactic Set to Go Public After Closing of SCH Merger Transaction

Virgin Galactic and Social Capital Hedosophia are set to close the two firms' merger deal Friday and launch the first publicly traded space tourism company, CNBC reported Thursday. The report said Virgin Galactic could start to trade on the New York Stock Exchange by Monday under the ticker symbol "SPCE."

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Guidehouse Wraps Up Navigant Purchase; Scott McIntyre Quoted

Guidehouse, a management consultancy backed by Veritas Capital, has closed its purchase of Navigant Consulting to broaden work in both the government and commercial sectors. "Together we will serve our clients with distinction around the world, helping them address their most difficult challenges," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse and a 2019 Wash100 awardee.

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Raytheon, UTC Shareholders OK All-Stock Merger Deal; Thomas Kennedy, Greg Hayes Quoted

Stockholders at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) approved at their respective meetings the companies’ agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction and create a technology provider that will be known as Raytheon Technologies.

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IBM-Red Hat Merger Receives EU Approval

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured unconditional approval from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) for $34B cash, nearly two months after the U.S. Department of Justice cleared the transaction. The commission said Thursday the merger, which both companies first announced in October 2018, would not put market competition at risk.

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