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25 August, 2006 - 16:17 By Staff Reporter

7 Layers to be sold for £11.5 million

TTP Communications and 7 Layers AG have agreed to sell their test and certification joint venture, 7 layers UK Ltd, to SGS UK for an estimated £11.5 million.The proceeds of the all cash transaction will be divided equally between the two owners, with TTP Communications using its cut of around £5.7m to fund ongoing development programmes within its subsidiary TTPCom Ltd.

7 layers UK offers third-party test services for the designers and manufacturers of GSM, GPRS and 3G products and modules.

The sale comprises the issued share capital of 7 layers UK and is valued at £10.5m plus £0.9m net cash.

On completion, which is subject to the approval of the German Federal Cartel Office and expected by the end of the month, the managers of 7 layers UK are expected to remain in their current positions.

Profit after taxation of 7 Layers UK for the year ended March 31 was £909k.

Gross assets were £5.05m and net assets amounted to £2.865m.

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