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Aerojet Rocketdyne employees and VIPs, including representatives from Lockheed Martin, gather for a group picture in 2017 at Aerojet’s Redmond facility with a banner that says, “The Road to Mars Goes Through Redmond, WA.” (Aerojet Rocketdyne Photo / Mike Labbe)

这两家公司今天宣布,洛克希德马丁袭击了一个价值44亿美元的全现金交易中的Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings。


It also marks a change of ownership for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s space propulsion facility in Redmond, Wash., one of the Seattle area’s oldest space ventures.

The Redmond facility began operation in 1968 as Rocket Research, and wasacquired by Aerojet in 2002。It has built thruster systems for virtually every interplanetary mission since the Apollo era.

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Redmond team, which numbers more than 400 employees, is currentlyworking on propulsion systems for the Orion deep-space capsulethat Lockheed Martin is building for NASA’s use. Other types of built-in-Redmond thrusters areon their way to Mars for NASA’s Perseverance rover mission- 洛克希德马丁所在的使命也扮演一部分

总而言之,Aerojet Rocketdyne运营14个跨国的火箭开发设施, from New Jersey and Florida to California, where the company is based.

The complex deal calls for Lockheed Martin to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $56 a share in cash, adjusted to $51 per share after the payment of a special pre-closing dividend of $5 per share. Lockheed Martin said the total transaction value would be $4.4 billion, including the assumption of net cash.

Aerojet Rocketdyne表示,支付在本公司周五的股票价格上大约33%优惠。

“我们很高兴地将我们的互补公司汇集在转型性交易中,将为我们的股东,员工,客户和合作伙伴提供溢价现金价值,”Eileen Drake,Aerojet Rocketdyne的首席执行官和总裁在新闻发布中说

洛克希德马丁的太空部门has its hand in programs ranging from Orion and Mars missions to itscollaboration with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture在一个拟议的月球兰德,它对国家安全卫星的工作及其半兴趣(波音)联合发射联盟


两家公司表示,该交易预计将在2021年下半年关闭,而符合习惯性收缩条件,包括监管机构和Aerojet Rocketdyne的股东的批准。将形成转换团队以管理业务的整合。



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