QinetiQ sells US oil and fuel analysis instrumentation business

07 Jul 2011

QinetiQ Group plc today announces that it has agreed to the sale of Spectro Inc., a supplier of oil and fuel analysis instrumentation based in Littleton, Massachusetts.  
The disposal to SFW Capital Partners is for a total cash consideration of $20.5m which is expected to generate approximately $17m net proceeds after tax and costs.
The sale of Spectro, which was part of QinetiQ's Global Products business and had revenues of $19.5m in the year ended 31 March 2011, is in line with QinetiQ’s commitment to focus on its core capabilities.
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