M&A Trends

ICF targets open source with latest acquisition

This $220 million transaction eyes better footing in larger opportunities with that require open source.

Godspeed Capital unveils newly-branded defense tech integrator

The investment firm combined three of its most recent acquisitions into one business.

8(a) firm makes cybersecurity acquisition

Electrosoft becomes a rare example of an 8(a) small business being a consolidator.

Acacia Group adds ERP platform to its portfolio

The Baer Group represents another acquisition vehicle to the private equity group's portfolio.

Kratos closes $80M purchase of engineering, testing org

The acquirer is seeking more work in testing and evaluation of hypersonic and other systems for extreme environments.

Parsons to acquire biometric, counter-unmanned tech company

Both Parsons' federal and critical infrastructure segments will have access to Xator's offerings after the $400 million transaction's closure.

ManTech-Carlyle only the start of this week's private equity M&A activity

Sagewind Capital, DC Capital Partners and Highlander Partners are behind the other transactions that came to us in the wake of Monday's "big one."

ManTech agrees on $4.2B sale to Carlyle Group

The all-cash transaction ends ManTech's current 20-year run as a public company.

Carlyle's buy of ManTech preserves one legacy and opens the door to another

ManTech may have found a near-perfect buyer in Carlyle Group, which will take the contractor private through a $4.2 billion all-cash transaction.

Axiologic makes another intel-focused acquisition

Purchase number two in 18 months adds more data analytics and data science capabilities focused on the intelligence market.

Avantus Federal purchases special operations support firm

The NewSpring Holdings-backed company sees that market as key to its next growth phase.

Two Six Technologies adds info manipulation tools in acquisition

Thresher Ventures develops software to detect media manipulation activities by foreign governments.

Ticktock: How the $2.1B Vectrus-Vertex merger came to be

A new public filing reveals both the combined company's new name and the transaction's inner workings.

Leonardo DRS to exit sonar tech joint venture

The sale of its JV stake is Leonardo DRS' latest portfolio reshaping and market repositioning move.

Air Force success leads to acquisition

Wins on a $990 million full-and-open Air Force vehicle have helped take Digital Mobilizations down the path of being acquired.

Pair of Microsoft cloud specialists joining forces

Applied Information Sciences is purchasing another company like it to become a larger entity supporting Microsoft cloud offerings to government agencies.

Maxar makes 3-D investment in push for Earth's 'Digital Twin'

Blackshark.ai started two years ago with the goal of turning two-dimensional images of the Earth into 3D formats.