Schneider Electric's acquisition of MGE UPS has been approved by Anti-Trust Authorities
Rueil Malmaison, February 6, 2004 – On December 22, 2003, Schneider Electric signed agreements to acquire all outstanding shares in MGE UPS, pending approval by anti-trust authorities.
After receiving approval from officials in the United States and South Africa, Schneider Electric was informed on February 5 that the European Commission has authorized the acquisition unconditionally.
As a result, the transaction will be completed on February 10, 2004.
This acquisition provides Schneider Electric with a new growth platform at a time when power quality is becoming a critical issue.
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