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August 9, 2013

Edwards to acquire Gamma Vacuum

Gerald Ondrey

Edwards Group Ltd.  (Crawley, U.K.;, a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems and a global provider of related value-added services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business and certain assets of Gamma Vacuum, a market leader in the design, manufacture and service of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) pumps. Founded in 2003, Gamma has a very strong reputation for the manufacture and distribution of ion and titanium sublimation pumps.

The two founders of Gamma will remain with the business and manufacturing will continue at the existing facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. The transaction is expected to be completed in September 2013 and is subject to standard closing conditions.

Gamma’s product range comprises UHV pumps used in applications principally in the R&D sector such as for high-energy physics, together with other R&D, scientific and industrial applications. In 2012 Gamma had revenues in excess of $9 million with a customer base of over 350, principally spread across both the U.S. and Europe, and in Japan. They include a broad range of government laboratories, universities and specialist manufacturers.



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