Mercury Systems has expanded its defence footprint by acquiring fellow US electronics manufacturer Atlanta Micro for about USD90 million in cash, Mercury announced on 29 November.
Atlanta Micro's products include devices that enable high-speed data processing for electronic warfare, radar, and weapons. Founded in 2011 and based near Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta Micro employs approximately 35 people and expects to generate USD16 million in revenue in 2022.
UK-based defence contractor QinetiQ Group has named Northrop Grumman executive Shawn Purvis as president and CEO of its US business, according to a 17 January announcement.
Purvis has been president of Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organisation for the past four years, overseeing the US defence contractor's information systems. At QinetiQ US, she will replace Mary Williams, whose decision to step down was revealed in October 2021.
UK CMA finishes review of Cobham's bid for Ultra Electronics
19 January 2022
by Marc Selinger
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has completed its assessment of whether Cobham Group's proposed acquisition of Ultra Electronics raises national security concerns, the CMA announced on 18 January.
The report, which has not been publicly released, is in the hands of UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, who requested the review in August 2021. Kwarteng will “carefully consider” the document before deciding on next steps, including whether the acquisition should receive further scrutiny or be approved with conditions, according to a government spokesperson.
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