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Appendix 6B. Major arms industry acquisitions, 2009

Contents

Appendix 6B gives details of the major mergers and acquisitions in the North American and European arms industry in 2009.

Summary

There were no acquisitions of arms-producing companies worth over $1 billion in 2009, down from four in 2008 and seven in 2007.

The largest acquisitions in the OECD arms industry, 2009
Buyer
company
Acquired
company
Deal value
($ m.)
  Precision Castparts Corp.   Carlton Forge Works 850
  General Dynamics   Axsys Tech. 643
  BAE Systems   BVT Surface Fleet 558
  Goodrich Corp.   Atlantic Inertial Systems 375
  Woodward Governor   HR Textron 365
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