Smith & Wesson Buys Crimson Trace For $95 Million In Cash Deal

By Claudia AssisMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. has agreed to buy Crimson Trace Corp. for $95 million, in a deal utilizing cash on hand, the gun maker said late Monday. Crimson Trace, a leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lightning for firearms, has been a "key supplier" for Smith & Wesson, and will serve "as an ideal platform for our new Electro-Optics Division," Smith & Wesson said in a statement. Shares of Smith & Wesson rose 0.4% in late trading after ending the regular session up 2.5%.

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