The equipment business of BOC Edwards has been acquired by CCMP Capital, a global private equity firm, through their affiliates CCMP Capital Advisors LLC and CCMP Capital Asia. The acquisition follows last year’s acquisition of The BOC Group by Linde and Linde’s announcement last September that it intended to focus on its global gases operations and would review strategic options for the divestment of BOC Edwards. CCMP Capital Advisors and CCMP Capital Asia are acquiring the main vacuum and semiconductor equipment business of BOC Edwards.
BOC Edwards is a supplier of equipment and services to advanced industries including metallurgical, semiconductor, chemical and analytical instrumentation. BOC’s equipment business has over 4,000 skilled employees around the world. CCMP Capital has invested over $10 billion in strong, technology-led businesses since 1984. They have a similar global profile to BOC Edwards, with strength in Asia and the United States in addition to Europe.