GE To Buy Edwards Systems Technology For $1.4 Billion

GE Infrastructure, a unit of General Electric Co., will acquire Edwards Systems Technology (EST), the fire detection systems business of SPX Corp., for nearly $1.4 billion in cash.

One piece of the broader acquisition includes Edwards Signaling and Security Systems, Cheshire, Conn., a supplier of audible and visual electrical and electronic signals for indoor, outdoor and hazardous locations. The company recently broadened its focus to include security and fire systems for the commerc

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