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Analysis: Raytheon-UTC merger would help check Boeing's dominance

Analysis: Raytheon-UTC merger would help check Boeing's dominance

 INDUSTRY 360° | 10 JUNE 2019


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The proposed Raytheon-United Technologies (UTC) merger could create a company with sufficient heft to better counter Boeing while spurring more consolidation among smaller aerospace players, say industry observers.

And though US President Donald Trump already expressed concern about the planned combination, the companies' lack of product overlap should ensure the merger clears regulatory hurdles, some say.

"The synergies are very, very strong. There is very little overlap I can think of," says Michel Merluzeau, director at aerospace research and consulting company Air. "I see very few red flags, or any red flags."