M&A Trends

Business as usual: Regulators seek more info on L3Harris-Aerojet transaction

The Federal Trade Commission asking L3Harris Technologies "tell us more" about the acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne carries on the norm of lengthy antitrust reviews involving large defense industry transactions.

Optiv makes acquisition to build its federal business

Optiv is looking to grow its federal market footprint amid the release of the new National Cyber Security Strategy.

Parsons to acquire cyber, software provider for utilities

Infrastructure digitization and modernization opportunities are where the buyer is looking to further position itself.

Gilat agrees on acquisition in US defense push

The ground station company wants to expand into systems integration work on satellite communication systems.

As V2X integrates, it puts focus on Indo-Pacific region

The global government services company is eight months into the combination of Vectrus and Vertex and sees opportunities for its new broader capabilities.

Power and radar tech mark the week's blue chip defense venture finds

The venture capital arms of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies reveal their latest investments in the search for "what's next."

Cherokee Federal adds cyber work through acquisition

Criterion Systems brings to the buyer approximately 450 people skilled in cybersecurity, cloud and IT infrastructure.

Altamira acquires signals intelligence company

This is the acquirer's first such move under its current private equity ownership.

NV5 details geospatial strategy and the acquisitions behind it

The company is looking to turn its business model into one focused on recurring subscription revenue from government and certain commercial customers.

Core One and cBEYONData move on acquisitions

Both backed by private capital, these two contractors are putting their investors' dollars to work with these transactions.

Counter-unmanned tech and chips highlight this week's venture activity

Booz Allen Hamilton and Lockheed Martin detail the latest moves out of their investment funds for emerging tech and companies that make it.

Cadmus stands up international development unit via acquisition

This is the latest instance where Cadmus is using M&A to establish a new line of business.

LinQuest details its third major move in less than a month

The space systems integrator has been busy with the promotion of a new chief executive and two acquisitions, including this most recent one focused on national security.

Boecore acquires space scheduling software provider

This transaction represents Boecore's second with the backing of Enlightenment Capital.

Tick tock: How L3Harris won the race for Aerojet

New financial documents detail how Aerojet Rocketdyne's second sale process essentially began with a boardroom split and ended with one last phone call to ensure it got the best price possible.

Commercial IT systems integrator acquires N2grate

N2grate provides technology, training and other professional services to federal agencies.

Tick tock: How Maxar's private equity suitor won them over

Advent International's willingness to shoulder the risk for a key Maxar constellation captured the space company's attention.