M&A

Ball makes deal to add cyber capabilities

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has acquired Wavefront Technologies, an Annapolis Junction, Md., small business that specializes in cybersecurity solutions.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Wavefront brings 100 systems engineers, software engineers and analysts to Ball.

The pick up in skills complements work Ball is already doing in the defense and civilian markets. The deal also brings new customers, company officials said.

Some of Wavefront’s areas of expertise include mission support, network engineering, systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity and program management.

Ball Aerospace claims customers such as the Defense Department, NASA, NOAA and others. Its work includes advanced instruments and sensors, data exploitation systems, and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.

The investment banking firm Aronson Capital served as an advisor to Wavefront.

The deal is the largest in Ball Aerospace’s history, according to Philip McMann, an Aronson partner.

The deal is a good example of a large defense and aerospace companies making a targeted acquisition to add cyber and intelligence analysis capabilities as well as to gain access to new national security clients, he said.

About the Author

Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.