Reston – November 10, 2014 – Cooley advised Blackbird Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition by Raytheon for $420 million. Blackbird is a technology solutions provider solving challenges for customers in the defense, intelligence and law enforcement communities. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world, providing state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities.
The M&A team advising Blackbird was led by partner Andy Lustig and associates Aaron Binstock and Matt Schwee, all of whom are resident in Cooley's Reston, VA office.
Support for the transaction was provided by partner Geoff Willard (corporate); partner Mike Faber and associate Todd Gluth (tax); partner Dave Walsh (compensation and benefits); partner Jackie Grise (antitrust); partner Kevin King (FCPA & international trade); special counsel Chip Purcell and special counsel David Fletcher (government contracts); special counsel Mark Petry (technology transactions); special counsel Chuck Charpentier (credit finance); and associate Cathryn Le Regulski (employment & labor).
Blackbird's acquisition by Raytheon was named an M&A deal of the year for 2014 by Washington Technology.
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