JFD, a UK-based manufacturer of underwater equipment, has acquired Fathom Systems, a Scottish maker of diver communications gear, diver monitoring systems, and other diver devices.
JFD said the transaction will allow it to provide a more diverse range of diving products to its customers in defence and other sectors. It praised Fathom’s products for benefitting from that company’s expertise in electronics, software, diving physics, and digital communications.
Fathom, which is in its 14th year of business, said that joining a bigger company will give it access to more resources to develop its products.
The combination will also help Fathom expand into new markets, including submarine rescue.
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