M&A Trends

ICF's digital modernization strategy has two main legs

The global technology consultant is focusing on services centered around low-code/no-code and open source software, ICF's chief executive tells us.

Geospatial tech firm gets private equity backing

A team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory founded Descartes Labs in 2014.

QinetiQ's big-picture thinking with Avantus in the fold

The British defense tech maker explains to "Lombard Street" (London's Wall Street equivalent) why they see this $590 million transaction as making sense for the U.S. expansion strategy.

HII touts big win for its tech business amid other delays

The $826 million Defense Department win came through its 2021 Alion acquisition but it is hard to predict when the next big win will come because of customer delays.

CIS Secure Computing acquires intelligence community IT firm

The buyer is seeking a greater presence in IT modernization and intelligence training programs, among others.

Parsons' drive for growth gains steam

The company's strategy is paying off as it converts the value of its backlog into actual higher margin revenue.

SES appoints new US government subsidiary leader

The satellite network operator chooses its next chief executive from the business it just acquired to double in size.

Leidos CEO sees a new era where jobs outnumber people

Investors heard Roger Krone's thinking on human capital issues as well as Leidos' latest acquisition focused on growing its presence Down Under.

Lockheed doubles venture fund's size to $400M

The world's largest defense company is further ramping up its "21st Century Security" tech scouting and investment efforts.

Inside Booz Allen's argument that its EverWatch acquisition should proceed

We go through the buyer's response in court to the Justice Department's lawsuit against the proposed transaction.

By Light acquires flight simulation tech outfit

Private equity firm Sagewind Capital purchased By Light in 2017 and has since supported three acquisitions of training-focused businesses.

Booz Allen touts active agenda for future acquisitions

The company remains undeterred by the Justice Department's lawsuit to block its acquisition of EverWatch.

Were Peraton's big-ticket acquisitions worth it?

We put that question (and many others) to Peraton Chief Growth Officer Mike King regarding the company's integrations of Perspecta and the former Northrop Grumman IT business.

Veritas uses fund for the middle-tier to back radio tech maker

The private equity firm previously used that "Vantage Fund" to carve out and stand up a business from Peraton.

Unison purchases clause reading software firm

The transaction comes in the wake of a new majority owner entering its investment in Unison.

PROJECT 38: Booz Allen signaling intent with $100M ventures fund

Booz Allen Hamilton's move to formalize its venture investment function with a set dollar figure shows how serious it is in bringing tech startups into the U.S. public sector, the firm's lead tech scouting and ventures executive Brian MacCarthy tells our Ross Wilkers.

Schedule firms up in Booz Allen-EverWatch antitrust case

The judge overseeing the matter says everyone must now get to work on getting evidence they see as helping their arguments.