M&A Trends

ManTech near closure on its $4B sale to Carlyle

Stockholder votes have been taken and substantially all said "Yes" to the transaction.

Systems Planning & Analysis acquires digital engineering business

SPA itself was acquired by the private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners nearly one year ago.

ICF acquires environmental, infrastructure consultancy

The buyer is positioning for the expected increases in spending from the bipartisan infrastructure law signed in 2021.

Guidehouse to acquire Grant Thornton's public sector arm

This transaction is similar to the one that launched Guidehouse as the market knows it today.

AeroVironment acquires flight navigation tech provider

The unmanned systems manufacturer is looking to speed up and bolster its autonomy development cycles.

System High acquires identity management software outfit

The buyer is backed by the government market investment firm Enlightenment Capital.

Satellite network firm's acquisition puts down roots in government

Anuvu is working on an eight-satellite constellation and evidently has federal users in mind.

M&A activity may have cooled but conditions are still positive

The number of transactions won't match 2021, but the dealmaking has continued this year with some new factors emerging to drive the market.

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.