Telecoms test equipment maker Fluke Networks has acquired network test product maker Microtest.
Fluke is paying $74m for Microtest, which has UK offices in Crawley, West Sussex.
Chris Odell, president of Fluke said: "The complementary combination of Microtest and Fluke Networks will strengthen our ability to respond to the rapidly changing needs of cabling and networking professionals around the world."
This is the second recent acquisition by Fluke. Its first was the fibre-optic test specialist Fotec.