Raytheon, United Technologies approved to complete merger of equals

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has announced that shareholders have approved the proposals of UTX and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to complete the merger of equals transaction combining United Technologies´ aerospace businesses, comprised of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, with Raytheon, the company said.

The merger would create Raytheon Technologies Corporation, a premier systems provider with advanced technologies to address rapidly growing segments within aerospace and defense.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals, as well as completion by United Technologies of the separation of its Otis and Carrier businesses.

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.