Francisco Acquires Universal, Vitronics-Soltec, Hover-Davis

(August 30, 2006) BINGHAMTON, NY &#151 Francisco Partners, a private equity firm, signed a definitive agreement with Dover Technologies International, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation, to acquire Universal Instruments Corporation. Under the agreement, Vitronics Soltec and Hover-Davis, Inc., will also be acquired by Francisco Partners and will operate as separate entities, as they did under Dover. The recently created Unovis will be part of the acquisition as a legal business of Universal, said George Westby of Unovis.


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