M&A Trends

Epiq Solutions buys software-defined radio firm

Epiq is using this acquisition to deepen its portfolio of software-defined radio products for defense and intelligence agencies.

RealmOne adds another software development business

RealmOne and its backers Enlightenment Capital are working to build a larger, midsized technology integrator for the intelligence community.

Tyto Athene eyes space market growth via acquisition

The Arlington Capital Partners-owned technology integrator buys a company that designs software to control spacecraft and other systems while in-flight.

L3Harris lines up family office to acquire antenna business

This is the newest in a series of continuous moves by L3Harris Technologies to reshape its portfolio.

TCOM buys small unmanned vehicle maker

TCOM is adding a fleet of drones that are intended to be ready for flight in less than 2 minutes.

Edgesource acquires software development consultancy

The buyer is seeking a greater foothold in data engineering, counter-unmanned aerial systems and other technologies for national security agencies.

Enlightenment Capital invests in workflow, regulatory software provider

Summit Technology Group's user base cuts across the federal government and financial services industry.

Helicity Space secures Lockheed venture arm's backing

The fusion engine making startup gains more financial resources and connections to further advance in the field of space transportation.

Chesapeake Technology acquires communications, autonomy product provider

The buyer is also looking to further build out its technology transition and system interoperability posture.

Park Place acquires federal data center support company

Park Place adds more channel partners and field engineers that help agencies maintain brand-name equipment.

Synergy ECP acquires intelligence community IT company

Synergy ECP was itself acquired by a private equity firm back in the fall and eyes this new transaction as adding software development expertise.

Sayres Defense acquires mission support services provider

Private equity firm Broadtree Partners acquired Sayres in 2021 and has supported two acquisitions since then.

Firestorm Labs nets $12.5M in initial seed funding

The unmanned vehicle maker will use this capital from Lockheed Martin Ventures and other investors to further build out its additive manufacturing resources and workforce.

LMI further builds human-centered design offering via acquisition

The human element is key to digital transformations being successful with customer experience being top of mind for everyone, as LMI's chief executive describes to us.

Precise Systems acquires training, simulation services provider

This represents Precise Systems' second acquisition with the support of Bluestone Investment Partners.

WT 360: Everfox hits the street with focus on government, critical infrastructure

Everfox's chief executive Sean Berg explains how this newly-named cyber company plans to carry out its strategy with the backing of TPG, which carved out the business from former parent Forcepoint.

Navigating M&A in the set-aside world

Brian Peirce of Rock Hall Partners explains the key factors buyers consider when targeting companies with set-aside contracts.