Global law firm Reed Smith has advised Curtiss-Wright Corporation on an agreement to acquire the stock of Ultra Nuclear Limited and Weed Instrument Co., Inc. (Ultra Energy), a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics, for $200 million cash.
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Ultra Energy is a leading designer and manufacturer of reactor protection systems, neutron monitoring systems, radiation monitoring systems, and temperature and pressure sensors that facilitate the safe and reliable operation of commercial nuclear power generation plants, and support UK nuclear defense, as well as aerospace and industrial applications.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace and Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets.

The Reed Smith team advising Curtiss-Wright on the transaction consisted of Mike Young, partner and EME Corporate Group co-chair, corporate partner Susan Nieto and senior associate Victoria Bryden. Partner Leigh Hansson provided regulatory advice, and counsel Harrison Stimson provided tax advice.

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