General Dynamics Corp.

2941 Fairview Park Drive,Suite 100,
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
United States,
(703) 876-3000

General Dynamics Corp. is an aerospace and defense company. It manufacturers business jets as well as provides combat systems to the US military.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 29 - - - - 1 30
vol $15.6B $12.4B $28.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - 2 - - - 6
vol $621M $621M

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$12.4B (2018-02-12)
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Largest Cessna Aircraft Co.
$600M (1992-03-02)

According to our data here at Mergr, General Dynamics has acquired 32 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

General Dynamics’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired CSRA for $12.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1992, when it sold Cessna Aircraft to Textron for $600M. General Dynamics has acquired in 16 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (24%) and defense (17%).

When analyzing the defense sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 25 defense companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 2 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic defense acquirer over the past 3 years is American Outdoor Brands, with 2 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the defense sector over the past 3 years is Patriot Capital with 1 platform acquisition.

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