BAE Systems’ Acquisition of Raytheon’s Military Airborne Radios Business


Shearman & Sterling advised Raytheon on the sale of its Military Airborne Radios business to BAE Systems.

The divestiture is made in connection with obtaining the required antitrust clearances for the pending merger between Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation.

BAE Systems develops, delivers, and supports advanced defense and aerospace systems. The Group manufactures military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems.

Raytheon’s Military Airborne Radios business is a leading provider of airborne tactical radio solutions. It designs, manufactures and supplies a wide array of mission-critical communication systems to the U.S. Department of Defense, allied governments and large defense aircraft manufacturers.

The Shearman & Sterling team was led by Clare O’brien (Picture), Sean Skiffington, Katie Butler, Lev Gaft, Jae Hyong Shim, Sarah Grinshtein, Tiancheng (T.C.) Huang, Manonh L. Soumahoro, David A. Higbee, Ben Gris, Ryan Leske, Jordan Altman, Jb Betker, Marie-Alexis Valente, Sophie Zander, John J. Cannon, Matthew Behrens, Laurence Bambino, Derek Kershaw, Adam Sternberg, Robert S. Larussa, Jason Pratt and included Lisa Raisner, Head of Government Relations, and associates Michael Kim and Alicia Bello.

Involved fees earner: Jordan Altman – Shearman & Sterling; Laurence Bambino – Shearman & Sterling; Matthew Behrens – Shearman & Sterling; JB Betker – Shearman & Sterling; Katie Butler – Shearman & Sterling; John Cannon III – Shearman & Sterling; Lev Gaft – Shearman & Sterling; Sarah Grinshtein – Shearman & Sterling; Ben Gris – Shearman & Sterling; David Higbee – Shearman & Sterling; Tiancheng Huang – Shearman & Sterling; Derek Kershaw – Shearman & Sterling; Michael Kim – Shearman & Sterling; Robert LaRussa – Shearman & Sterling; Ryan Leske – Shearman & Sterling; Clare O’Brien – Shearman & Sterling; Jason Pratt – Shearman & Sterling; Jae Hyong Shim – Shearman & Sterling; Sean Skiffington – Shearman & Sterling; Manonh Soumahoro – Shearman & Sterling; Adam Sternberg – Shearman & Sterling; Marie-Alexis Valente – Shearman & Sterling; Sophie Zander – Shearman & Sterling;

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