Ametek acquires Seacon Phoenix, maker of undersea electrical interconnect subsystems

PAOLI, Pa., 18 April 2007. Ametek Inc. has acquired Seacon Phoenix, a privately held provider of undersea electrical interconnect subsystems to the global submarine market, for approximately $38 million in cash.

PAOLI, Pa., 18 April 2007. Ametek Inc. has acquired Seacon Phoenix, a privately held provider of undersea electrical interconnect subsystems to the global submarine market, for approximately $38 million in cash.

Seacon Phoenix, which has annual sales of approximately $17 million, adds to Ametek's position in highly engineered hermetically sealed electrical interconnects and microelectronic packaging used to protect sophisticated electronics in aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and industrial applications.

"Seacon Phoenix is an excellent fit with AMETEK. Its product, retrofit, and service offerings complement those of Ametek HCC Industries and extend our reach into an entirely new defense market," notes Ametek chairman and CEO Frank S. Hermance.

"Seacon Phoenix enjoys an excellent reputation with the world's leading naval defense contractors. Its custom electrical and optical connectors, cable assemblies and hull penetrators are widely found on the U.S. submarine fleet as well as many other of the world's navies. In addition, it holds strong positions on several submarine development programs, including the Royal Navy's next generation of attack submarines," he adds.

Headquartered in Westerly, R.I., Seacon Phoenix joins Ametek HCC Industries within Ametek's Electromechanical Group (EMG). EMG had 2006 sales of approximately $803 million.

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