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Raytheon-UTC Deal Comes as DoD Eyes New Priorities; Pierre Chao Offers Insight on M&A Trend

The planned merger between Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) comes as the aerospace-and-defense sector anticipates slower growth in the Department of Defense’s spending and as DoD sets its sights on hypersonic missiles, space systems and other new priorities, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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UTC Names Judy Marks, David Gitlin as CEOs of Future Independent Firms Otis, Carrier

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has appointed Judith Marks, president of Otis since 2017 and a three-time Wash100 winner, as CEO of UTC’s elevators manufacturing subsidiary. Marks previously served as CEO of Siemens USA and head of the industrial conglomerate’s Dresser-Rand business. She also held senior leadership positions at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and IBM (NYSE: IBM).

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Raytheon, UTC Announce All-Stock Merger; Thomas Kennedy, Greg Hayes Quoted

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal that will establish a platform-agnostic technology provider within aerospace and defense segments. The combined company will operate as Raytheon Technologies and be headquartered in the greater Boston metro area upon the deal’s completion, which is expected in the first half of 2020, the firms said in a joint statement published Sunday.

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Eight Firms to Help Air Force Develop Open Architecture Standards

Eight companies have secured contracts worth $22.5M combined to develop, manage and update a set of Open Architecture standards for the U.S. Air Force. The contractors will work as a single entity to create and offer configuration control for Universal Command and Control Interface and Open Mission systems standards, the …

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UTC to Split Into Three Firms After Rockwell Collins Deal Completion; Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has announced plans to divide into three independent companies after it completed its $30B purchase of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). UTC said Monday it will combine its aerospace systems business with Rockwell Collins to form Collins Aerospace Systems and expects the transaction to be $0.15 to $0.20 …

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UTC-Rockwell Collins Deal Gets Final Regulatory Clearance

Chinese regulators have given United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) the green light to pursue its planned $30B acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). UTC said Friday the approval marks the final regulatory clearance the company needed to complete its purchase of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Farmington, Conn.-based conglomerate UTC agreed …

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UTC Expects China’s Approval of Rockwell Collins Deal Within Weeks; Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) expects Chinese regulators to approve its planned $30B purchase of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) within weeks, Reuters reported Tuesday. UTC CEO Greg Hayes said Tuesday in a conference call the company does not expect the U.S.-China political issues to have an impact on the deal citing UTC’s …

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DOJ Clears UTC’s $30B Purchase of Rockwell Collins

The Justice Department has given antitrust approval to United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to pursue its approximately $30B acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Bloomberg reported Tuesday. UTC announced in September 2017 that it agreed to pay approximately $23B in cash and stock and assume $7B in net debt from the Cedar Rapids, …

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UTC’s Pratt & Whitney to Maintain, Sustain F-35 Units Under $266M DoD Contract

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has landed a $266M contract to sustain F-35 aircraft of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, non-Defense Department users and foreign military sales customers. The Navy-awarded contract provides for non-recurring sustainment support; depot activation supplies, planning and services; maintenance equipment; and engines and …

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