SAN JOSE, Calif. - Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has agreed to purchase shares of Vincotech from The Gores Group, and acquire Vincotech.
Vincotech specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of low power devices that are used as inverters for general industrial applications and power conditioners for solar power system applications. By acquiring Vincotech, Mitsubishi Electric seeks to further strengthen its power device business.
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