M&A Activity

Executive Spotlight: John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum, Discusses DynCorp Acquisition

John Vollmer CEO Amentum

John Vollmer, chief executive officer with Amentum, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the company’s recent announcement of its planned acquisition of DynCorp. He addressed how the purchase would expand the combined company’s offerings, the expansive culture and the new markets that will come into play after they complete integration. 

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Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division, Names Karthik Narain as Lead; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture has formed Accenture Cloud First under a three-year, $3 billion investment. The division will help clients accelerate digital transformation to increase speed and scale. Accenture has appointed Karthik Narain to lead Accenture Cloud First and join the Global Management Committee, effective October 1. Accenture Cloud First is a multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that will leverage Accenture’s industry and technology capabilities and ecosystem partnerships.

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Cubic Consolidates Defense Business Segments & Appoints Michael Knowles to Lead the Unit; Bradley Feldmann Quoted

Bradley Feldmann Cubic Corp.

Cubic Corp. will consolidate its defense business segments, effective immediately, to advance the company’s strategic priorities, drive customer value and enhance operational effectiveness, Cubic reported on Friday. The new segment will be led by Michael Knowles, senior vice president of Cubic Corporation and president of Cubic Global Defense (CGD) since 2018. 

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Baird Scores Again with EverWatch, BrainTrust Holdings Acquisition Deal; John Song, Jean Stack Quoted

John Song, Managing Director of Baird

EverWatch announced its acquisition of BrainTrust Holdings, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to the intelligence and defense communities, on Monday for an undisclosed sum to further expand technical service offerings and contract pursuits in the intelligence sector. The deal was overseen by Baird, who served as the exclusive financial advisor to BrainTrust for the acquisition.

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William Brown: Future L3Harris Acquisitions Would Occur in C4ISR Domain

William Brown

L3Harris Technologies plans to divest $1B more in assets and continue post-merger integration as it works on building credibility and setting the company up for more acquisitions in the future, Defense News reported ThursdayWilliam “Bill” Brown, CEO of L3Harris and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said he thinks potential buys would likely focus on the area of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Jerry DeMuro, Tom Arseneault: BAE’s US Arm Sees Opportunities in Two Businesses From Raytheon-UTC Merger

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Jerry DeMuro, CEO of BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary and a three-time Wash100 award winner, and Tom Arseneault, company president and chief operating officer and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday about the opportunities they see in the company’s proposed acquisition of two businesses from Raytheon and United Technologies Corp.

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