M&A Deal Summary

BAE Systems Acquires United Defense Industries

On June 27, 2005, BAE Systems plc acquired defense company United Defense Industries, Inc. from The Carlyle Group for 4.2B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is BAE Systems’ 3rd transaction in the Defense sector.
  • This is BAE Systems’ 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is BAE Systems’ 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is BAE Systems’ 3rd transaction in Virginia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-06-27
Target United Defense Industries, Inc.
Sector Defense
Buyer(s) BAE Systems plc
Sellers(s) The Carlyle Group
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 4.2B USD

Target

United Defense Industries, Inc.

Arlington, Virginia, United States
United Defense Industries, Inc. was a leader in the design, development and production of combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

BAE Systems plc

Farnborough, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1970
SectorDefense
Employees90,000
Revenue 19.3B GBP (2020)
DESCRIPTION
BAE office in Reston, Virginia.
BAE office in Reston, Virginia.

BAE Systems is a provider of defense and security products and services. From sophisticated cyber services and military support, to mission critical electronic systems and protection equipment, BAE aims to be at the forefront of defense technology and science. BAE Systems was founded in 1970 and is based in Farnborough, the United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 25
Sector (Defense) 3 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 20
State (Virginia) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 3 of 16
Year (2005) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-06-01 BAE Systems Ship Repair, Inc.

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

BAE Systems Ship Repair, Inc. was the largest non-nuclear ship repair company in the U.S.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-12-30 Atlas Elektronik GmbH

Bremen, Germany

Atlas Elektronik is a company for electronics and systems and specializes in equipment and systems for naval forces.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

The Carlyle Group

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 84.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
Carlyle's corporate headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.
Carlyle's corporate headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.

The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm that pursues private equity, credit, and real estate investments worldwide. Carlyle's private equity practice practice pursues buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. With offices in 19 countries, Carlyle can easily target opportunities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. Broad sectors of interest include aerospace, defense, automotive and transportation, consumer, retail, energy and power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology services, business services, telecommunications and media. The Carlyle Group was formed in 1987 and is based in Washington DC.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 57 of 415
Sector (Defense) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 32 of 180
State (Virginia) 4 of 19
Country (United States) 42 of 237
Year (2005) 9 of 19
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 128
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-05-25 Piedmont Aviation Services, Inc.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Piedmont Aviation Services, Inc. operates five full service general aviation facilities supporting corporate, business charter and individual aviation markets. Operations also include maintenance and overhaul, aircraft sales, charter services and flight training.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-07-10 Inmedia Communications Ltd.

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

Inmedia Communications Ltd. was a service provider to the broadcast, enterprise and international carrier markets using a combination of satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.

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