Raytheon & United Technologies to combine in merger - MST

Raytheon & United Technologies to combine in merger

Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corp. have entered into an agreement to merge, and will create a systems provider with advanced technologies to address rapidly growing segments within aerospace and defense.

The combined company of Raytheon and United Technologies, comprised of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney will be named Raytheon Technologies Corporation, will offer expanded technology and R&D capabilities. The combination excludes Otis and Carrier, which are expected to be separated from United Technologies in the first half of 2020 as previously announced.

Upon completion of the merger, United Technologies shareowners will own approximately 57 percent and Raytheon shareowners will own approximately 43 percent of the combined company.

With a combined annual company and customer funded R&D spend of approximately $8 billion, seven technology Centers of Excellence, and over 60,000 engineers, the company will develop new, critical technologies faster and more efficiently than ever before. Areas of joint advancement will include hypersonics and future missile systems; directed energy weapons; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in contested environments; cyber protection for connected aircraft; next generation connected airspace; and advanced analytics and artificial intelligence for commercial aviation.

Raytheon plans to consolidate its four businesses into two businesses into two businesses to be named Intelligence, Space & Airborne Systems and Integrated Defense & Missile Systems. The new businesses will join Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney to form the four businesses of Raytheon Technologies.

Tom Kennedy will be appointed Executive Chairman and Greg Hayes will be named CEO of Raytheon Technologies. Two years following the close of the transaction, Hayes will assume the role of Chairman and CEO.

Raytheon Technologies will be headquartered in the greater Boston metro area, and will retain a corporate presence in existing locations.