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The deals of 2008 show where buyers expect the government to put its priorities and money in the years ahead. Some deals also demonstrate the importance of procurement vehicles as companies made acquisitions to gain access to important contracts, such as the Homeland Security Department’s Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE).

Training and logistics
Buyer                                  Seller
Boeing Co.                        Federated Software Group Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.    Eagle Group Inc.
Cubic Corp.                       Omega Training Group Inc.

Health information technology
Buyer                                        Seller
General Dynamics Corp.     ViPS Inc.
Kforce Inc.                               dNovus
Vangent Inc.                            Aptiv Technology Partners LLC

Buyer                                                        Seller
ICF International                                    Jones and Stokes
AEA Technology plc                              Project Performance Corp.

Program management
Buyer                                           Seller
Excellere Partners                    Acquisition Solutions Inc.
MacAulay Brown Inc.                Gray Research Inc.
New Mountain Capital LLC    Camber Corp.

Buyer                                             Seller
ManTech International Corp.    Emerging Technologies Group
Raytheon Co.                               SI Government Solutions Inc.

Unmanned aerial vehicles
Buyer                   Seller
Boeing Co.         Insitu Inc.
Abraxas Corp.    Aerodyne Inc.

Command and control
Buyer                                          Seller
Northrop Grumman Corp.      3001 International Inc.
SRA International Inc.              Era Systems Corp.

Access to EAGLE contract
Buyer                                          Seller
Dynamics Research Corp.    Kadix Systems
Apptis Inc.                                  Base One Technologies Ltd.
QinetiQ Group plc                    3H Technology LLC

Source: Houlihan Lokey

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