M&A Deal Summary

Sierra Nevada Acquires SpaceDev

On December 16, 2008, Sierra Nevada Corp. acquired aerospace company SpaceDev, Inc. for 38M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sierra Nevada’s 5th transaction in the Aerospace sector.
  • This is Sierra Nevada’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sierra Nevada’s 10th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Sierra Nevada’s 4th transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-12-16
Target SpaceDev, Inc.
Sector Aerospace
Buyer(s) Sierra Nevada Corp.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 38M USD

Target

SpaceDev, Inc.

Poway, California, United States
website
SpaceDev, Inc. is a space technology/aerospace company that creates and sells affordable and innovative space products and mission solutions.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Sierra Nevada Corp.

Sparks, Nevada, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1963
SectorAerospace
DESCRIPTION

Sierra Nevada Corp. is a prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions. Fast-growing and widely diversified, SNC is a high-tech electronics, engineering, and manufacturing corporation that continues to expand our impressive portfolio of capabilities, programs, products and services.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 14
Sector (Aerospace) 5 of 8
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 10 of 14
State (California) 4 of 4
Country (United States) 10 of 13
Year (2008) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-01-10 MicroSat Systems, Inc.

Littleton, Colorado, United States

MicroSat Systems, Inc. is a provider in the small satellite market and had developed innovative spacecraft that included better payload mass fraction, power, data processing, and pointing accuracy than other small satellites and showed the potential to be a disruptive technology to the large and very expensive satellites traditionally used for Department of Defense and NASA missions.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-10-01 3S Engineering LLC

Wichita, Kansas, United States

3S Engineering LLC is a provider of engineering design and support, compliance data development and documentation for aircraft modifications and avionics system integration design in order to show compliance for FAA approvals.

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