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British Electronic Controls

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1969 Public company; made a small profit[1]; owned land in Ponders End and Enfield.

1972 Acquired Ling Dynamic Systems[2]; this subsidiary of the US Ling Electronics made vibration test equipment; it had been built up by Fred Semark, John Rutherford and Andrew Emerson; the proposed deal was in effect a reversal into the quoted British Electronic Controls[3]

1977 The company was subject to competing offers to buy from a management team, from Derritron and from SRE Electronics, a private company also involved in vibration test equipment, owned by 3 executive directors of BEC[4] which was eventually successful.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 06, 1969
  2. The Times, Jul 12, 1972
  3. The Times, Oct 20, 1977
  4. The Times, Oct 04, 1977