Northrop Grumman - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Northrop Grumman M&A Summary

Northrop Grumman has acquired 21 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 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 2020, when it sold Northrop Grumman - Federal IT & Mission Support Services Business to Peraton for $3.4B. Northrop Grumman has acquired in 7 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (34%) and information technology (20%).

Northrop Grumman Business Overview

Where is Northrop Grumman headquartered?

Northrop Grumman is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.

What is Northrop Grumman’s revenue?

Northrop Grumman disclosed revenue of 36,602M USD for 2022 and 35,667M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Northrop Grumman have?

Northrop Grumman has 95,000 employees.

What sector is Northrop Grumman in?

Northrop Grumman is an aerospace company.

When was Northrop Grumman founded?

Northrop Grumman was founded in 1939.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 5

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp.

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

Northrop Grumman 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 19 1 - 1 - - 21
vol $26.6B $26.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 13 1 - - - - 14
vol $2.8B $3.4B $6.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
American Australian Association 2022-08-19 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.americanaustralian.org
Deepwave Digital, Inc. 2020-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.deepwavedigital.com
Northrop Grumman Corp. - Federal IT & Mission Support Services Business 2020-12-07 3.4B USD Divestiture
Falls Church, Virginia
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 7 (33%) 17.7B (67%) 5 (36%) 1.1B (18%)
Information Technology 4 (19%) 452M (2%) 2 (14%) 3.4B (55%)
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (29%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (10%) 565M (2%) - -
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (7%) 55M (1%)
Defense 1 (5%) - - -
Diversified 1 (5%) 7.8B (29%) - -
Education 1 (5%) - - -
Electronics 1 (5%) - - -
Information Services 1 (5%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - - -
Software 1 (5%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
Engineering - - 1 (7%) 1.7B (27%)
Total 21 $26.6B 14 $6.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 26.5B 12 6.1B
  Virginia 6 12.0B 4 5.1B
  California 3 3.8B 1 -
  Maryland 3 823M - -
  New York 2 2.1B - -
  Illinois - - 2 -
  Massachusetts 1 44M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 7.8B - -
  Iowa - - 1 -
  Connecticut - - 1 -
  Texas - - 1 175M
  Tennessee - - 1 843M
Australia 2 - - -
Norway 1 35M 1 55M
France 1 - - -
Germany - - 1 94M
Domestic 17 (81%) 26.5B (100%) 12 (86%) 6.1B (98%)
Cross-border 4 (19%) 35M (< 1%) 2 (14%) 149M (2%)
Total 21 $26.6B 14 $6.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities
1
Winchester Technology Advisors Ltd.
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
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 2 $5.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
< $100M 2 $149M
TOTAL $6.2B
Largest Northrop Grumman Corp. - Federal IT & Mission Support Services Business
$3.4B (2020-12-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
4 (19%)
Strategic(s)
19%
4 (19%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
43%
6 (43%)
Strategic(s)
57%
8 (57%)

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