United Technologies, Raytheon Combine Into Aerospace, Defense Giant Jun.10 -- United Technologies Inc. agreed to purchase Raytheon Co. in an all-stock deal that is one of the biggest ever transactions in the defense industry.
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Raytheon and United Technologies have agreed to an all stock "merger of equals" in a deal creating an aerospace and defense powerhouse with sales $70+ billion, 2nd only to Boeing. The deal would close during the first half of 2020, following the announced United Technologies spin-off of its Otis elevator and Carrier building systems units.
CEO at United Technologies Greg Hayes: "The UT and Raytheon combined will define the future of aerospace and defense. Our companies have iconic brands that share a history of innovation, customer focus and proven execution. By joining forces, we will have unsurpassed technology and expanded R&D capabilities that will allow us to invest through business cycles. Merging our portfolios will also deliver cost and revenue synergies that will create long-term value for our customers and shareowners."