20180918 IN Pipeline with M&A Defense deals that closed this year

Many of our Senior Executive Advisors #seaprogram have strong backgrounds in the Aerospace & Defense Industry.  From CFOs to Board of Directors!  Here is a highlight of some of the top deals in the industry.

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07/17/18 Federal Data Systems, LLC (FedData) Cyber / Intel McNally Capital, LLC P/E Sponsor
07/10/18 E-Innovative Services Group, LLC (E-ISG) Other Trapeze Software Group, Inc. [AssetWorks, LLC] Private Strategic
07/04/18 Effectiva Pty Ltd. Technical Services British Maritime Technology Ltd. (BMT) Public Strategic
07/02/18 Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. (ADS) C4ISR L3 Technologies, Inc. Public Strategic
06/30/18 TriTech Software Systems IT Services Bain Capital Private Equity P/E Sponsor
06/29/18 Meridian Technologies, Inc.; Meridian Staffing Services, Inc. Other White Wolf Capital, LLC [Consulting Solutions International, P/E Backed
06/26/18 Network Professionals Group, LLC Cyber / Intel Zivaro, Inc. Private Strategic
06/26/18 Wind River Systems, Inc. Cloud / Data TPG Capital P/E Sponsor
06/13/18 ViaSat, Inc. Limited-Motion Satellite Antenna Product Line C4ISR Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC [CPI International, Inc. P/E Backed
06/13/18 Allegiant International, LLC Other AE Industrial Partners, LLC [Belcan, LLC] P/E Backed
06/13/18 Horsebridge Defence and Security C4ISR ViaSat, Inc. Public Strategic
06/11/18 Kratos Public Safety & Security System Integration Business (PSS) Technical Services Securitas AB Public Strategic
06/07/18 Analytic Strategies (dba PlanetRisk Federal Services – PRFS) Cloud / Data Culmen International, LLC Private Strategic
06/07/18 MAG DS Corp. C4ISR New Mountain Partners P/E Sponsor
06/07/18 undisclosed company [J6 Enterprise Technology Services (JETS) Cyber / Intel TeraThink Corp. Private Strategic
06/05/18 Aranea Solutions, Inc. C4ISR Leidos Holdings, Inc. Public Strategic
06/01/18 Mountain Secure Systems C4ISR Cache Creek Industries, LLC P/E Sponsor
06/01/18 Polaris Alpha, LLC Cyber / Intel Parsons Corp. Private Strategic
05/31/18 Vencore, Inc. & KeyPoint IT Services DXC Technology Co. Public Strategic
05/31/18 Cubic Global Defense (CGD) Services Cyber / Intel GC Companies, The [Valiant Integrated Services, LLC] P/E Backed
05/31/18 Vencore, Inc.; KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc. Cyber / Intel Perspecta, Inc. [formerly the U.S. Public Sector business of Public Strategic
05/29/18 LinQuest Corp. C4ISR Madison Dearborn Partners, CoVant P/E Sponsor
05/22/18 Ellumen, Inc. [T4NG business unit] C4ISR American Communications Solutions (ACS), LLC Private Strategic
05/15/18 Athenium, Inc. C4ISR In-Q-Tel [Weather Analytics, LLC] P/E Backed
05/15/18 SWS Environmental Services, Inc. Other J.F. Lehman & Co. [National Response Corp. (NRC)] P/E Backed
05/15/18 Technology Management Associates, Inc. (TMA) C4ISR SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2) Public Strategic
05/14/18 BittWare, Inc. C4ISR Koch Industries, Inc. [Molex, LLC] P/E Backed
05/11/18 Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc. IT Services Digital Intelligence Systems (DISYS) Private Strategic
05/09/18 Fusion PPT LLC Cyber / Intel Quality Technology, Inc. (QuTech) Private Strategic
05/07/18 Sentinel Threat Intelligence Platform of Goldman Sachs Cyber / Intel NewSpring Capital [LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc.] P/E Backed
05/02/18 Justice Systems, Inc. IT Services Arlington Capital Partners [Ontario Systems, LLC] P/E Backed
05/02/18 SoundCom Systems, Inc. Healthcare IT AMETEK, Inc. Public Strategic
05/01/18 PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP Technical Services Veritas Capital Fund Management, LLC P/E Sponsor
04/30/18 Socrata, Inc. Cloud / Data Tyler Technologies, Inc. Public Strategic
04/25/18 Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) C4ISR KBR, Inc. [KBRwyle] Public Strategic
04/24/18 LaVezzi Precision, Inc. Other American Securities, LLC [MW Industries, Inc.] P/E Backed
04/23/18 Strategic Resources International, Inc. C4ISR Veritas Capital Fund Management, LLC [Peraton Corp.] P/E Backed
04/18/18 Anaren, Inc. C4ISR TTM Technologies, Inc. Public Strategic
04/17/18 Spirion, LLC Cyber / Intel The Riverside Company P/E Sponsor
04/16/18 Fourth Dimension Engineering, LLC Cyber / Intel Arlington Capital Partners [Polaris Alpha Holdings, LLC] P/E Backed
04/12/18 Black Forest Engineering, LLC Electronics Luminar Technologies, Inc. P/E Backed
04/11/18 STG Group Holdings, Inc. C4ISR SOS International, LLC (SOSi) Private Strategic
04/04/18 Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Inc. Electronics Celestica, Inc. Public Strategic
04/04/18 Client Network Services, Inc. (CNSI) Healthcare IT Alvarez & Marsal Capital (A&M Capital) P/E Backed
04/03/18 CSRA, Inc. Cyber / Intel General Dynamics Corp. Public Strategic
04/02/18 ECS Federal, LLC Cyber / Intel On Assignment, Inc. (ASGN, Inc.) Public Strategic
04/02/18 MHM Services, Inc. Healthcare IT Centene Corp. Public Strategic
04/01/18 RAI Government Services, LLC C4ISR Enlightenment Capital [Ian, Evan & Alexander Corp. (IEA)] P/E Backed
03/31/18 Technical Resource Group, Inc. (TRG) Other White Wolf Capital, LLC [Consulting Solutions International, P/E Backed
03/16/18 Cobham AvComm and Wireless T&M C4ISR Viavi Solutions, Inc. Public Strategic
03/15/18 Beltronics, Inc. Vehicle Up-Fitting Division Other Global Public Safety, LLC Private Strategic
03/12/18 Digital Signal Corp. Cyber / Intel StereoVision Imaging, Inc. Private Strategic
03/08/18 NGRAIN (Canada) Corp. Cyber / Intel Universal mCloud Corp. Public Strategic
03/06/18 Intelligent Decisions, Inc. (ID) [Applied Insight, LLC, ID Technologies, C4ISR The Acacia Group P/E Sponsor
03/05/18 BCS, Inc. Technical Services Syncom Group (Montero Williams International) P/E Backed
03/02/18 General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Commercial Healthcare IT Veritas Capital Fund Management, LLC [Verscend P/E Backed
02/27/18 Axom Technologies, Inc. C4ISR Sagewind Capital, LLC [By Light Professional IT Services, LLC] P/E Backed

02/27/18 Sensor Technology Engineering, Inc. Other HEICO Corp. Public Strategic
02/21/18 Triathlon Computer, LLC IT Services Platinum Equity Holdings (PEH) [Electro Rent Corp.] P/E Backed
02/14/18 Integrity Applications, Inc. (IAI) C4ISR Arlington Capital Partners [Xebec Global Corp.] P/E Backed
02/14/18 Quantum Imaging (QI) Inc. C4ISR SemiConductor Devices (SCD) (Joint Venture of Rafael and Private Strategic
02/08/18 Eclipse Composites Engineering, LLC C4ISR CopaSAT, LLC Private Strategic
02/07/18 PTR Group, Inc., The Cyber / Intel Grindstone Partners, LLC [Fulcrum IT Services, LLC] P/E Backed
02/05/18 JTM Training Group, LLC Healthcare IT Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC [North American Rescue, LLC] P/E Backed
02/05/18 Veteran Corps of America Cyber / Intel InterFuze Corp. Private Strategic
02/02/18 Macfadden & Associates, Inc. Other Platinum Equity Holdings (PEH) [PAE] P/E Backed
02/01/18 Themis Computer C4ISR Mercury Systems, Inc. Public Strategic
01/29/18 CM Equity Partners, L.P. (CMEP) [RGS Associates, Inc. (RGS)] IT Services USfalcon, Inc. Private Strategic
01/26/18 Waste Control Specialists, LLC Other J.F. Lehman & Company P/E Sponsor
01/23/18 SENTEL Corp. Cyber / Intel Vectrus, Inc. Public Strategic
01/19/18 Rescue Essentials Other Point Lookout Capital Partners, L.P. [Tri-Tech Forensics, Inc.] P/E Backed
01/16/18 The Vine, LLC Other White Wolf Capital, LLC [Consulting Solutions International, P/E Backed
01/10/18 Crane & Co., Inc. (Crane Currency) Other Crane Co. Public Strategic
01/10/18 Karna, LLC Healthcare IT BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina [The Celerian Group] Public Strategic
01/09/18 CGR Associates, Inc. Other Celero Strategies, LLC Private Strategic
01/09/18 Critical Capabilities, LLC Other ZRODelta P/E Backed
01/03/18 ITOS GmbH Other Edmund Optics, Inc. Private Strategic
01/02/18 Antkowiak Design Group, Inc. (ADG Creative) Other Chenega Corporation (MIOS) Private Strategic
01/02/18 ADG Creative Technical Services Chenega Corp. Private Strategic




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M&A IN PIPELINE 09-15-2018

** AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc said it bought back 24 million shares from its top investor Dalian Wanda Group and issued $600 million worth of convertible notes to private equity firm Silver Lake.

** Kinder Morgan Inc has hired investment bank TD Securities to facilitate a potential sale of its Canadian business, which could fetch the U.S. pipeline operator as much as C$2.4 billion ($1.8 billion), people familiar with the situation told Reuters this week.

** British oil major BP has acquired a 61 percent participating interest in the existing onshore Gobustan PSA (product sharing agreement) in Azerbaijan, BP Azerbaijan.

** German energy group Uniper has mandated investment bank Rothschild to explore a sale of its French assets, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, under pressure from a planned exit from coal-fired power.

** U.S.-based recreational vehicle maker Thor Industries has emerged as the leading bidder for German family-owned peer Erwin Hymer Group in a deal valuing the company at more than 2 billion euros ($2.34 billion), people close to the matter said.

** German retailer Metro AG plans to sell its struggling Real hypermarkets and is confident of interest in the chain, though bankers played down talk it might attract Amazon and a price tag of up to 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

** Exchange operator Nasdaq said it planned to buy Swedish financial technology provider Cinnober in a deal valuing the business at around 1.7 billion crowns ($190 million).

** Australian office owner Investa Office Fund said it would postpone a shareholder meeting regarding a takeover offer from private equity firm Blackstone after receiving a rival bid. (Compiled by Bharath Manjesh and Shanti S Nair in Bengaluru).


LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC” or “the Company”), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing. Under the agreement, AMC has issued $600 million senior unsecured convertible notes due 2024, bearing interest at 2.95% and convertible into AMC Class A common shares at $20.50 per share, before giving effect to the special dividend announced today. At $20.50 per share, the pre-dividend conversion price reflects a 17.1% premium to the Reference Price. The Convertible Notes were issued September 14, 2018.

A portion of the proceeds from the Convertible Notes has been used to repurchase 24,057,143 AMC Class B Common shares from, Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd (“Wanda”), which represents 31.7% of the AMC Class B common shares held by Wanda, at a price of $17.50 per share. Wanda now owns 51,769,784 AMC Class B Common shares.

A portion of the proceeds from the Convertible Notes will also be used to pay a $1.55 per share special dividend on September 28, 2018 to all AMC Class A Common and Class B Common shareholders of record as of September 25, 2018. The remainder of the proceeds will be used for transaction expenses and general corporate purposes.

Read More:  http://investor.amctheatres.com/file/Index?KeyFile=395005553


20180907 IN Pipleine – M&A (focus Oil)


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IN PIPELINE – M&A FOCUS – 09-07-2018

** Norwegian oil company Okea plans an initial public offering in Oslo as part of its deal to buy some assets from Shell in Norway positioning it for more mergers and acquisitions, its chief executive officer said.

** Austrian oil and gas group OMV AG plans to expand its exploration business with an acquisition in Southeast Asia by the end of 2018, in line with its strategy to grow in low-cost markets outside Europe, its upstream chief told Reuters.

** UK-focused oil company EnQuest is offering new discounted shares to buy out the Magnus oilfield and has borrowed money against 15 percent of its Kraken field as it seeks to reduce its debt pile of almost $2 billion.

** State-controlled Banco do Brasil SA said in a securities filing on Thursday that it has raised its stake in Argentina’s Banco Patagonia SA to 80.39 percent from 58.97 percent.

** A Brazilian judge ruled that President Michel Temer must convene a council of military representatives and politicians to analyze planemaker Embraer SA’s deal with Boeing Co , Valor Economico newspaper said on its website on Thursday.

** Canada’s Lundin Mining Corp said on Thursday it does not plan to revise its hostile bid for fellow base-metal miner Nevsun Resources Ltd after it was trumped by a C$1.86 billion ($1.42 billion) offer from China’s Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd.

** Russia’s state-controlled telecoms operator Rostelecom and shareholders of the country’s fourth-biggest mobile phone operator working under the Tele2 brand, are in talks about an increase of Rostelecom’s stake in Tele2, Vedomosti reported citing sources. (Compiled by Debroop Roy in Bengaluru)





20180828 IN Pipeline – M&A

JUST FOR FUN AS IT IS A BETA BLOG!  Kaiser Shipyards formed healthcare company due to government regulation (i.e. salary freeze during World War II).  Why and what will Amazon’s healthcare look like and will it just acquire a company?  Will Amazon in the future look more like Jack Welch’s GE (aka M&A machine).

IN Pipeline – M&A – 08-28-2018

** Enbridge Inc, Canada’s largest pipeline operator, said it would buy its U.S. master limited partnership Spectra Energy Partners for a sweetened deal of $3.3 billion.

** Cigna Corp shareholders voted in favor of the health insurer’s proposed $52 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co, although the deal still needs clearance from antitrust authorities.

** Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd said certain funds affiliated to alternative investment manager Apollo Global Management LLC will take the insurer private in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.6 billion.

** Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group has agreed to buy HSBC Holdings Plc’s stake in a Malaysian insurance joint venture as part of a plan to expand its presence in Asia, three people familiar with the matter said.

** Qatari lenders Barwa Bank and the International Bank of Qatar have reached a final merger agreement, creating a combined group with total assets of 80 billion riyals ($22 billion), the banks said on Tuesday.

** The merger of DEA, a vehicle of Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, and Wintershall, the oil unit of Germany’s BASF SE, may be signed in the next two weeks, with government approvals taking six months from then, the DEA CEO told Reuters.

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20180822 IN Pipeline – M&A

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M&A IN PIPELINE 08-20-2018

** Air Canada and its partners said that data analytics firm Aimia Inc had accepted a cash offer of C$450 million ($345 million) for the sale of its Aeroplan loyalty program.

** Mattress maker Serta Simmons Bedding LLC will merge with Tuft & Needle as the two companies look to take on stiff competition from cheaper Chinese products in the U.S. market.

** The Abu Dhabi owner of Spanish energy company Cepsa is expected to opt for an IPO instead of a private stake sale and plans to launch the listing as early as September, according to four banking sources familiar with the deal.

** China Biologic Products Holdings Inc received a $3.9 billion all-cash offer from a consortium of investment firms, valuing the Beijing-based company at slightly above an earlier buyout proposal from a CITIC Capital unit.

** Australian hospital operator Healthscope, which recently rejected two takeover approaches, plans to inject A$1 billion ($731.6 million) of its property assets into a trust and sell nearly half of that to an investor.

** Australian garbage handler Bingo Industries is buying smaller rival Dial A Dump Industries for A$577.5 million ($423 million) to build capacity to process kerbside trash, in a move aimed at cashing in on a Chinese ban on waste imports.

** Swedish healthcare company Capio plans to sell its French business to Vivalto Sante in a deal worth up to 455 million euros ($520 million) to focus on its less capital intensive Nordic operations.

** The chemical manufacturing unit of Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas is actively looking to acquire companies to expand its specialty chemical business, its chief executive officer said. (Compiled by Karan Nagarkatti and Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru)

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20180819 IN Pipeline – M&A


PIPELINE DEAL OF THE MONTH:  Amazon’s looking at acquiring Landmark Theaters.  Is Amazon the GE of the 80s or

Read More: http://fortune.com/2018/08/16/amazon-landmark-theatres-movie-chain/

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IN PIPELINE – M&A – 08-19-2018

** California Water Service Group ended its pursuit of SJW Group, clearing the way for SJW’s chief executive to move ahead with the $1.1 billion acquisition of a Connecticut-based water utility that he ran until last year.

** Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA has agreed to sell its U.S. subsidiary, a key McDonald’s supplier, to Tyson Foods Inc for $2.5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

** CAVA, a U.S. privately held restaurant chain focusing on casual Mediterranean cuisine, said it has agreed to acquire publicly listed peer Zoe’s Kitchen Inc for around $300 million including debt, with backing from a group of investors.

** Shares in Mexico’s Coca-Cola FEMSA, the world’s biggest coke bottler, jumped more than five percent on Friday after it said it would sell its 51 percent stake in Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines back to the Coca-Cola Company.

** Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks to use locally-made mobile phones instead of Apple’s iPhone.

** A.P. Moller-Maersk said it would spin off its offshore drilling operation and list it in Copenhagen next year, the latest move by the Danish shipping company to focus entirely on transport and logistics.

** Sweden’s Granges put on ice its plans to form an aluminium manufacturing joint venture in North America with Japan’s Mitsubishi Aluminum Co, saying that the project was less attractive in “current circumstances”.

** Turkey’s BTK communications authority has approved the transfer of a 55 percent stake in Turk Telekom owned by Ojer Telekom (OTAS) to a special purpose vehicle set up by creditor banks, Turk Telekom said. (Compiled by Bharath Manjesh and Karan Nagarkatti in Bengaluru)

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• Drake Automotive Group, which is backed by Huron Capital, acquired DV8 Offroad, a Riverside, Calif.-based maker of off-road accessories and wheels. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Veritas Capital will buy Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE:COTV) in a deal valued at $4.9 billion, according to Reuters. Read more.

• Bain Capital Private Equity is nearing a deal to buy Varsity Brandsa Memphis, Tenn.-based cheerleading uniform and equipment retailer, for $2.5 billion. Read more.

• CVC is in advanced talks to buy a controlling stake in the pharmaceutical business of Italy’s billionaire Recordati family, according to The Financial Times. The deal would value the company at 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion). Read more (subscription required).

• Morgan Stanley Capital Partners made an investment of an undisclosed amount in Comar, a Voorhees, N.J.-based rigid plastics packaging manufacturer of bottles, containers, liquid dosing devices and closures for the healthcare industry. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Polaris Equity Partners agreed to acquire a majority stake in ProData Consult, a Denmark-based IT consultancy focused on business and IT consultants.