M&A Trends

BlueHalo to combine with Eqlipse Technologies

Both companies are backed by Arlington Capital Partners, which formed them approximately three years apart from one another.

Sigma Defense closes second JADC2-focused acquisition

The Sagewind-backed technology integrator has prioritized the military's overarching soldier-and-network connectivity vision in the strategy.

Veritas Technologies agrees to merge data business with Cohesity

The companies are touting this new and larger data protection business as increasing research investments, customer access and partnerships.

Crimson Pheonix adds pair of businesses

This is the newest round of acquisitions with the backing of Godspeed Capital Management.

Synthetaic closes $15M Series B funding round

The venture arms of IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton are among the investors in Synthetaic, which is looking to further develop and scale its image categorization tool.

Xcelerate, VMD merge in secure IT growth push

Private equity firm McNally Capital acquired Xcelerate in early 2023.

Why small defense and government tech companies need an M&A strategy

Zack Hester of Bluestone Investment Partners explains why now is the right time for small and midsized companies to get involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Lockheed's venture arm backs weather tech company

Meteomatics operates a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles that work to collect weather data on an hourly basis.

Paul Strasser joins Attain Capital to find GovCon investments

He is the second high-level hire by the Greg Baroni-led private equity group that brings deep experience in the government market.

Saalex extends further east via acquisition

The Southern California-headquartered company also gains more of a footing with the Navy.

Arlington Capital Partners breaks $3B mark with newest fund

The private equity firm describes submarine structures and cyber as among the key focus areas for fund number six.

Enlightenment Capital takes the covers off new cyber, intelligence company

This 1,000-employee business touts data science, analytics and commercial software solutions as its core focus areas.

Albedo collects $35M for very low Earth satellite development

This Series A-1 funding round also marks the foray of Booz Allen Hamilton's corporate venture capital arm into the space startup ecosystem.

Booz Allen Ventures, TPG detail their newest tech company backings

Agile software development and supply chain risk monitoring are the key focus areas for both investors.

Airbus acquires unmanned vehicle manufacturer

Airbus' helicopter division is bringing in a platform that can shift to wing-borne flight while in motion.

Applied Insight builds national security footprint through acquisition

The relationship with Zavda started out as a traditional type, evolved into partners in a joint venture and is now a business combination.

Crimson Phoenix buys fellow intelligence tech integrator

The Godspeed Capital-backed company also hires a new chief financial officer with experience at other similar private equity-held contractors.