General Dynamics Corporation(GD)- NYSE
  • Wed, Mar. 9, 6:52 PM
    • Jet Aviation, a unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has given a boost to its U.S. operation with an acquisition of the aircraft management and charter services of Avjet.
    • Terms were undisclosed. Los Angeles-based Avjet has a fleet of 45 aircraft including Boeing business jets and Gulfstream 650s.
    • Avjet Chairman and CEO Marc Foulkrod will continue to operate the sales and brokerage division along with Andrew Bradley under the name Avjet Global.
    • With Bradley in charge of the sales division after joining in 1997, Avjet closed more than 450 transactions valued at more than $8B.
    | Wed, Mar. 9, 6:52 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 11, 2012, 10:15 AM
    With defense budgets being slashed around the world, the collapse of the BAE's $45B merger with EADS will put the focus on possible deals between tier-two firms such as Rockwell Collins (COL), L-3 Communications (LLL), SAIC (SAI) and Harris (HRS), industry execs and bankers tell Reuters. Much could depend on whether Congress averts the automatic defense cuts that are due from Jan 1.
    | Oct. 11, 2012, 10:15 AM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 10, 2012, 6:17 PM

    General Dynamics (GD) acquires privately held Open Kernel Labs, a Chicago-based corporation that is a leading provider of virtualization software for securing wireless communications, applications and content for mobile devices and automotive in-vehicle infotainment systems. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Shares +0.5% AH.

    | Sep. 10, 2012, 6:17 PM
  • Aug. 27, 2012, 2:26 PM

    General Dynamics (GD +0.4%) acquires the defense operations of Gayston Corporation, a privately held supplier of precision metal components used in the manufacture of rocket motor tubes for the U.S. Army's Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket program. It also provides liners and cartridges for 40mm ammunition rounds and components for 60-120mm mortar rounds. The company expects the deal to be accretive to earnings in 2013. Terms of acquisition have not been disclosed.

    | Aug. 27, 2012, 2:26 PM
  • Aug. 20, 2012, 10:43 AM

    General Dynamics (GD -0.3%) acquires cyber security firm Fidelis Security Systems. The The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Fidelis employs approximately 70 people at locations in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Bethesda, Maryland. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

    | Aug. 20, 2012, 10:43 AM
  • Jun. 29, 2012, 10:14 AM

    General Dynamics (GD +3.5%) acquires the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Virginia and Mayport, Florida. The financial terms were not disclosed, but GD expects the deal to be accretive to earnings in FY13.

    | Jun. 29, 2012, 10:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 7, 2011, 7:36 AM

    General Dynamics (GD) agrees to acquire Force Protection (FRPT) for $352M to help shore up its extensive product line of combat vehicles. The $5.52 per share offer marks a 31% premium to the closing price of Force Protection on Friday.

    | Nov. 7, 2011, 7:36 AM
  • Sep. 22, 2011, 2:57 PM

    General Dynamics (GD -2.8%) agrees to purchase Metro Machines for an undisclosed amount in a deal expected to shore up its Navy ship repair business. The firm says it expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings beginning in 2012.

    | Sep. 22, 2011, 2:57 PM
  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:22 AM

    General Dynamics (GD) agrees to acquire government contractor Vangent from Veritas Capital for ~$960M in cash, a deal the company says will add depth to its health-care IT offerings. The acquisition would add to earnings next year and is expected to close by October.

    | Aug. 17, 2011, 9:22 AM