M&A Trends

Acclaim Technical Services buys cloud, virtualization specialist

The employee-owned ATS expands its workforce to 600 staffers with this acquisition.

Tech startup enters federal IT landscape via acquisition

Irys Technologies' goal is to become a more formidable competitor in data protection and digital safety.

Capitol Meridian adds fourth investment to GovCon portfolio

Clarity Innovations is looking to increase its solution and capability offerings for national security customers with the private equity firm's backing.

Madison Dearborn Partners acquires tech research provider

The private equity firm adds another government contractor to its portfolio of investments in the market.

BlueHalo purchases software-defined radio maker

The Arlington Capital Partners-backed company adds to its library of defense technology products.

Arcfield adds small satellite skills with new acquisition

The buyer is also adding more work in sensor and ground network development.

System One acquires federal tech consultancy

System One entered the market in 2017 and this latest purchase represents a foray into Energy Department programs.

L3Harris to sell commercial aviation business

L3Harris Technologies' 2023 acquisition activity centered on the purchases of Aerojet Rocketdyne and the former Viasat secure data product business.

New Jacobs, Amentum creation puts focus on large enterprise contracts

The as-yet-named entity from the merger of Amentum and two of Jacobs' government-facing business units will hit the market with plans to be a global systems integrator.

Jacobs, Amentum unveil transaction to form a new public company

Jacobs agrees to merge two of its government-facing business units with Amentum to create this new government services provider.

AI-enabled assembly and rocket motors mark Lockheed's venture moves this week

One investment represents a new partnership with the startup as Lockheed Martin Ventures also leads a funding round for another company already known to it.

SMX seeks national security space footing via acquisition

SMX is also bringing in a line of products that work to help users better understand the Earth, including one that gives users digital twins.

Multiple priorities drive investments across the defense market

Increases to both global threats and the national debt create a complex business environment.

Washington Harbour Partners acquires cyber services provider

The private equity firm is embarking on a second major investment in the government market alongside the digital transformation-focused Groundswell.

Venture activity in the government landscape is about market share

Industry attendees at the Professional Services Council's annual Vision Conference for public sector leaders are on notice as to who out there is looking to disrupt, albeit with some risk involved.

How Vibrint will push toward $500M revenue mark

CEO Tom Lash says the rebranded company's keys to growth include focusing on national security agencies and investments in technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

WT 360: All about AE Industrial Partners and its GovCon investing approach

Kirk Konert, a partner at AE Industrial Partners, joins the podcast to explain why AE Industrial Partners backs predominantly founder-led companies on a high-growth curve and what drives investor activity across the entire government market.