Crane Co. said that its English subsidiary, Crane Limited, has purchased the pipe coupling and fittings businesses from Etex Group S.A., including the Victaulic, Viking Johnson, Helden and Wask branded products, for a purchase price of 17.3 million pounds sterling in cash and assumed debt. The transaction includes the purchase of business assets in the United Kingdom related to Victaulic, Viking Johnson and Wask brands, and associated shares of GPS Couplings BV (Netherlands).