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Ametek Buys Precitech

It spends $13 million.


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acquired ultra-precision machining systems manufacturer Precitech from a group led by

American Capital Strategies

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for about $13 million in cash.

''It makes an outstanding addition to our high-end analytical instruments platform and is an excellent fit with our Taylor Hobson business," the Paoli, Pa.-based company said. "Precitech designs and manufactures ultra-precise single-point and multi-axis diamond turning machining systems for applications requiring nano-metric levels of accuracy. Its acquisition broadens our product offering for rapidly growing nanotechnology applications.''

Shares of Ametek were trading up 16 cents, or 0.4%, at $46.27 Monday.

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