Mergers & Acquisitions


BAE makes $86M deal for imaging company

BAE Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fairchild Imaging Inc., a privately held company specializing in solid-state electronic imaging components and systems for scientific imaging applications.

GE's $500M bet on data center consolidation and cloud computing

General Electric's energy division has agreed to acquire Lineage Power Holdings in a $520 million deal that will get the company into the cloud computing and data center game.

In today's market, the big boys should be wary

Long-time industry observer Jim Kane explains how changing market dynamics will give a competitive advantage to nimble and agile contractors over larger competitors.

CSC locks up deal for health care solutions company

Computer Sciences Corp. has completed its acquisition of Image Solutions Inc., a provider of regulatory submission management solutions for the contractor's Life Sciences sector. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ITT to become three separate companies

ITT Corporation will separate the company’s businesses into three distinct, publicly traded companies following unanimous approval of the plan by the board of directors. Under the plan, the company would execute tax-free spinoffs to shareholders of its water-related businesses and its Defense & Information Solutions segment.

L-3 closes 2010 with acquisition and divestiture

L-3 Communications Corp. was busy the last month of 2010, selling InfraredVision Technology Corp., a manufacturer of camera subassemblies, and acquiring Funa International GmbH, a German supplier of control and safety systems.

Pragmatics closes deal for satellite firm

Acquisition of Innovative Solutions International brings consulting and engineering capabilities related to satellite communications.

A-T Solutions' acquisition grows its intell offerings

A-T Solutions Inc. has acquired Innovative Technology Systems Inc., an IT company that specializes in solutions for the intelligence community, the Defense Department and other government entities.

Dell's universe expands again with security acquisition

Dell says its deal to buy an information security company will expand its portfolio of on-demand IT services.

Cubic builds logistics business with XIO deal

Acquisition of XIO Strategies builds on Cubics supply chain and RFID capabilities for Defense Department customers.

Ericsson sells federal unit

Ericsson sells off federal business to create Oceus, an indpendent U.S. company that will meed broadband wireless demand.

CSC to remain independent as firms hover to buy it

Following an analyst report naming Computer Sciences Corp. as a prime target for buyout firms, the company fielded phone calls from investors yearning to take it private. The company's CEO contends that the computer-services provider will maintain its independence.

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Purchase of Danish company expands BAE’s cyber, intell capabilities

BAE Systems PLC is purchasing the Danish cyber and intelligence company ETI A/S, a provider of advanced technology products and services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

CSC makes deal for intell contractor

Computer Sciences Corp. has acquired a provider of systems engineering and intelligence analysis to bolster the work it can do with national security agencies. They also pick up access to a $6 billion contract vehicle.

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