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Bob Kipps: GovCon M&A Market Takes Turn Towards Equilibrium

Finding The New Normal Bob Kipps, Managing Director,  KippsDeSanto & Company With only 15 government services and 25 defense M&A deals announced so far this year (vs 72 for the comparable period in 2012), it may seem premature to say the M&A market’s back in equilibrium. However, it seems to …

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Bob Kipps: 2013 GovCon M&A Slowing ‘To a Trickle’

GovCon M&A Activity Slows to a Trickle Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company The hangover to last year’s deal frenzy continues. As mentioned last month, deal announcements during the first part of 2013 are likely to be well below the past levels given the compression of deals into 2012–for …

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Bob Kipps: Early 2013 GovCon M&A in “Eye of the Storm”

Eye of the GovCon M&A Storm Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company After gushing throughout 2012, GovCon M&A deal announcements have slowed to a trickle thus far in 2013.  At a recent deal conference in DC last week, lenders and other transaction advisors were commenting about their lack of …

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June GovCon M&A Activity Recap

Specialty cybersecurity and business analytics companies were in demand in the GovCon acquisition market in June, as a ship repair company acquisition, a spin-off and a major in-house merger capped the M&A landscape. Here are the ten deals GovCon wire covered in June. ITT Exelis acquired Space Computer Corp., a …

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Salient to Buy IT, Intel Analytics Firm ATS for $73M

Salient Federal Solutions agreed to acquire McLean, Va.-based information technology firm ATS Corp. for nearly $73 million cash, or $3.20 per share. Salient said it will start the tender offer no later than Feb. 28 and expects the tender to close either late in the first quarter or early in …

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November Executive Move Recap; 21 Moves all Across GovCon

No time to waste, see all 21 executive moves GovCon Wire covered in November below. Business Development  SRA International appointed Deb Alderson to guide the firm’s efforts to enter new markets and land large customer accounts in the newly created position of executive vice president of strategic development. CACI International …

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ManTech is Now Prime on $6.6B SITE IDIQ after Completing Network IT Purchase

ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ: MANT) has closed its acquisition of information technology provider Worldwide Information Network Systems for $90 million cash. ManTech gains WINS’ prime position on the Defense Intelligence Agency‘s Solutions for IT Enterprises contract, an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity vehicle with a $6.6 billion ceiling and performance period that runs through 2015. ManTech expects the …

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Parsons Completes SPARTA Purchase from Cobham for $350M

Parsons Corp. has completed its acquisition of Cobham plc.’s analytic solutions practice, known as SPARTA Inc.,  in a $350 million transaction. Parsons announced it will integrate SPARTA into its government services business unit, which provides technical services to the U.S. public sector. SPARTA helps deign, develop and sustain weapons systems …

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GovCon Wire’s October M&A Activity Recap: Active Tech Sector, One Big Spinoff

The technology sector was one to watch in October’s merger and acquisition landscape, and a dominant player in the government contracting industry completed a significant transformation. GovCon Wire recorded 10 acquisitions in October and the first week of November, up from the eight we covered in September. Acquisitions IBM (NYSE: IBM) looked …

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General Dynamics to Acquire Tank Manufacturer Force Protection for $360M

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has entered into an agreement to acquire Force Protection, a designer and manufacturer of blast- and mine-protected vehicles,  for approximately $360 million. Force Protection will become a part of General Dynamics’ land systems business unit. Force Protection also tests, delivers and supports those vehicles, includng the Abrams …

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