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Ealing Electro-Optics

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1865 company founded as R. and J. Beck[1] which was later acquired by Ealing Corporation of America.

1985 Public company floated in the UK; parent company, Ealing Corporation of America, retained 42.5 percent of the equity[2]

1987 Abortive attempt to construct a shell company out of this entity in order to acquire other companies[3]

1988 Acquired by 600 Group to expand its laser business[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct 21, 1985
  2. The Times, Oct 18, 1985
  3. The Times Mar. 31, 1988
  4. The Times, July 21, 1988