Curtiss-Wright to Buy Williams Controls

NEW YORK (AP) --” Aerospace and defense supplier Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW  ) said Thursday that it will buy sensor and throttle control systems maker Williams Controls (NYSEMKT: WMCO  ) in a deal worth about $119 million.

Curtiss-Wright agreed to pay $15.42 per share for Williams Controls, a premium of 41.3 percent to the stock's closing price on Wednesday.

Curtiss-Wright is based in Parsippany, N.J., and it expects about $2.1 billion in revenue in 2012.

Williams Controls shares rose $4.46, or 41 percent, to $15.37 in afternoon trading. The Portland, Ore., company's stock last traded at those prices in March 2008.

Curtiss-Wright gained 82 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $31.69.

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