Northrop Grumman Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Aerospace Company

Northrop Grumman has acquired 20 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 13 assets.

Northrop Grumman’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Orbital ATK for $9.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold TASC to General Atlantic for $1.7B. Northrop Grumman has acquired in 6 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (35%) and information technology (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 5

Northrop Grumman Corp.

2980 Fairview Park Drive,
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
United States,
(703) 280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services, and integrated solutions in aerospace, electronics, information and services to our global customers. Northrop Grumman participates in many high-priority defense and government services technology programs in the United States and abroad as a prime contractor, principal subcontractor, partner, or preferred supplier. The Company conducts most of its business with the U.S. Government, principally the Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community. Northrop Grumman also conducts business with local, state, and foreign governments and domestic and international commercial customers. Northrop Grumman was formed in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia. Northrop Grumman was founded in 1939 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 19 - 1 - - - 20
vol $17.4B $9.2B $26.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 12 - 1 - - - 13
vol $2.8B $2.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Orbital ATK, Inc. 2017-09-18 9.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Dulles, Virginia · www.orbitalatk.com
BluVector, Inc. 2017-01-09 - Divestiture
McLean, Virginia · www.bluvectorcyber.com
Qantas Defence Services Pty Ltd. 2013-08-28 - Divestiture
Mascot, Australia · www.qantas.com.a
M5 Network Security Pty Ltd. 2012-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Canberra, Australia · www.m5networks.com.au
Indra Navia AS 2012-04-18 55M USD Divestiture
Oslo, Norway
TASC, Inc. 2009-11-08 1.7B USD Divestiture
Chantilly, Virginia · www.tasc.com
3001 International, Inc. 2008-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Fairfax, Virginia · www.3001.com
Northrop Grumman Electro-Optical Systems 2008-04-22 175M USD Divestiture
Garland, Texas
Scaled Composites LLC 2007-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Mojave, California · www.scaled.com
Essex Corp. 2006-11-08 521M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbia, Maryland
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 7 (35%) 17.7B (67%) 5 (38%) 1.1B (39%)
Information Technology 4 (20%) 452M (2%) 1 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (31%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (10%) 565M (2%) - -
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (8%) 55M (2%)
Defense 1 (5%) - - -
Diversified 1 (5%) 7.8B (29%) - -
Electronics 1 (5%) - - -
Information Services 1 (5%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - - -
Software 1 (5%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Engineering - - 1 (8%) 1.7B (59%)
Total 20 $26.6B 13 $2.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 26.5B 11 2.7B
  Virginia 6 12.0B 3 1.7B
  California 3 3.8B 1 -
  Maryland 3 823M - -
  Illinois - - 2 -
  Ohio 1 7.8B - -
  New York 1 2.1B - -
  Massachusetts 1 44M - -
  Texas - - 1 175M
  Tennessee - - 1 843M
  Iowa - - 1 -
  Connecticut - - 1 -
Australia 3 - - -
Norway 1 35M 1 55M
France 1 - - -
Germany - - 1 94M
Domestic 15 (75%) 26.5B (100%) 11 (85%) 2.7B (95%)
Cross-border 5 (25%) 35M (< 1%) 2 (15%) 149M (5%)
Total 20 $26.6B 13 $2.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Winchester Technology Advisors Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
1
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $25.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $973M
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $26.6B
Largest Orbital ATK, Inc.
$9.2B (2017-09-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
< $100M 2 $149M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest TASC, Inc.
$1.7B (2009-11-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
56%
5 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
4 44%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
53%
8 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
7 47%

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