PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal – Jan 20


ABB sells its power conversion division for $505 million

ABB has sold its power conversion business to AcBel Polytech Inc for $505 million, the Swiss engineering and technology company said on Friday. The sale is the last part of ABB’s measures to trim its portfolio of companies which saw it sell its power transmission unit Dodge and spin off its turbocharging business Accelleron to shareholders. ABB said it expects to make a small non-operational book gain from the sale of the United-States-based Power Conversion business, which provides products for telecoms, data centres and general industry.