Mergers & Acquisitions http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7402/more en Mersen Acquires Chinese Manufacturer of Overvoltage Protection Products http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/mersen-acquires-chinese-manufacturer-overvoltage-protection-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mersen, Paris, announces the signing of an agreement to acquire ASP, a Chinese leader specialized in overvoltage protection (surge protection devices). This deal is part of the strategy to expand the presence of Mersen&#39;s electrical segment in the overvoltage protection market. The company plans to achieve close to &euro;40 million of sales in this segment by 2018.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/mersen-acquires-chinese-manufacturer-overvoltage-protection-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/mersen-acquires-chinese-manufacturer-overvoltage-protection-products#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Mersen Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:51:00 +0000 25711 at http://ewweb.com General Cable to Sell Asia-Pacific Operations http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/general-cable-sell-asia-pacific-operations <div class="node-body article-body">General Cable Corp. Highland Heights, Ky., plans to sell its Asia Pacific operations to MM Logistics Co., Ltd. for cash consideration of approximately $205 million. The company’s Asia Pacific operations consist of businesses in Thailand, China, New Zealand and Australia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/general-cable-sell-asia-pacific-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/general-cable-sell-asia-pacific-operations#comments Mergers & Acquisitions General Cable Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000 25701 at http://ewweb.com Sonepar USA Acquires Eck Supply Co. http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-acquires-eck-supply-co <div class="node-body article-body">​Sonepar USA has purchased Eck Supply Co., a multi-location regional electrical distributor serving Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-acquires-eck-supply-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-acquires-eck-supply-co#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Eck Sonepar Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:24:00 +0000 25661 at http://ewweb.com Madison Electric Products Acquires Smart Box http://ewweb.com/news-watch/madison-electric-products-acquires-smart-box <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Madison Electric Products, Cleveland, acquired Smart Box, Inc., manufacturer of innovative non-metallic device boxes for the electrical industry, and said it has plans for further growth in the product category.</p> <p>Madison said it has a focus on obtaining a larger share of the non-metallic box market, and now with full control of Smart Box products, it plans to bring the line to its full potential.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/madison-electric-products-acquires-smart-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/madison-electric-products-acquires-smart-box#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Silver Wed, 27 May 2015 22:21:00 +0000 24811 at http://ewweb.com Electrical Equipment Co. to Acquire Eck Supply's Lynchburg Branch http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/electrical-equipment-co-acquire-eck-supplys-lynchburg-branch <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical Equipment Co. (EECO), Raleigh .N.C., has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of the Lynchburg, Va.-based business of Eck Supply (Eck Lynchburg). Eck Lynchburg is a Rockwell Automation distributor serving an adjacent geography to EECO in Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/electrical-equipment-co-acquire-eck-supplys-lynchburg-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/electrical-equipment-co-acquire-eck-supplys-lynchburg-branch#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Allen Bradley Eck Electrical Equipment Co. North Carolina Rockwell Virginia Fri, 22 May 2015 13:45:00 +0000 24761 at http://ewweb.com Sonepar Acquires Dallas and Philadelphia Distributors http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-acquires-dallas-and-philadelphia-distributors <div class="node-body article-body">Two of Sonepar USA’s operating companies announced acquisitions today. Crawford Electric Supply announced that it has purchased Trinity Electric Supply, a Dallas-based six-year old distributor and Cooper Electric announced that it has purchased Ciro Electrical Supply Co.,Philadelphia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-acquires-dallas-and-philadelphia-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-acquires-dallas-and-philadelphia-distributors#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Ciro Cooper Electric Crawford Electric Dallas Pennsylvania Philadelphia Sonepar Texas Trinity Electric Tue, 12 May 2015 18:06:00 +0000 24591 at http://ewweb.com Eye on Acquisitions: More Electrical Distributor Mergers Ahead http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/eye-acquisitions-more-electrical-distributor-mergers-ahead <div class="field-deck"> Waves of mergers and acquisitions reshaped the electrical market over the past few decades and HT Capital’s Burk Burkhardt expects to see more in the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Burk Burkhardt has worked on acquisitions of electrical distributors for more than 20 years at HT Capital Advisors. The company is an investment banking firm with a major focus on the electrical wholesaling industry, and over the years it has represented the owners of many electrical distributors in mergers and acquisitions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/eye-acquisitions-more-electrical-distributor-mergers-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/eye-acquisitions-more-electrical-distributor-mergers-ahead#comments Electrical History Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Economy Gold Fri, 01 May 2015 16:14:00 +0000 25311 at http://ewweb.com Fanatic Studio/Thinkstock Sonepar Buys Major Rexel Assets in South America for Approximately $280.1 Million http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-buys-major-rexel-assets-south-america-approximately-2801-million <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sonepar has further strengthened its position in South America by buying out Rexel&rsquo;s assets in Brazil, Chile and Peru. With 1,400 associates and 88 points of sale, those businesses together have annual sales of &euro;250 million (approximately US$280.1 million).</p> <p>Confident in Brazil&rsquo;s future and in Nortel&rsquo;s business with industrial customers, Sonepar now intends to improve that entity&rsquo;s profit margins by leveraging synergy with its other Brazilian subsidiaries in a market confronted with short-term troubles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-buys-major-rexel-assets-south-america-approximately-2801-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-buys-major-rexel-assets-south-america-approximately-2801-million#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Rexel Sonepar South America Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:42:00 +0000 24471 at http://ewweb.com WESCO Buys Hill Country Electric Supply http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/wesco-buys-hill-country-electric-supply <div class="node-body article-body">​WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hill Country Electric Supply, Austin, Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/wesco-buys-hill-country-electric-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/wesco-buys-hill-country-electric-supply#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Hill Country Electric Supply Texas WESCO Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:27:00 +0000 24441 at http://ewweb.com Acuity Brands Acquires Bytelight http://ewweb.com/lighting/acuity-brands-acquires-bytelight <div class="node-body article-body">Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, acquired ByteLight Inc., a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/acuity-brands-acquires-bytelight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/acuity-brands-acquires-bytelight#comments Lighting Mergers & Acquisitions Acuity Bytelight LED lighting Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:27:00 +0000 24351 at http://ewweb.com