January 9, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden, January 9, 2014: The acquisition by Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, of Edwards Group Ltd., has received antitrust clearance from all relevant authorities. Atlas Copco expects to close the acquisition later today.
Edwards, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is a technology and market leader in sophisticated vacuum products and abatement solutions with more than 90 years’ experience. The products and services are integral to manufacturing processes, such as for semiconductors and flat panel displays, and are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial applications.
Atlas Copco announced on August 19, 2013 that it had agreed to purchase Edwards.