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Signify to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to strengthen its position in the attractive North American lighting market

04 Nov 2019

Signify has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Eaton to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions for USD 1.4 billion (approx. AUD 2 billion) in cash. Closing is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions and is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020.                 

Cooper Lighting Solutions, headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, United States, is a provider of professional lighting, lighting controls, and connected lighting. The business offers a large breadth of products and applications, both in the indoor and outdoor segments, sold under renowned brands in North America including Corelite, Halo, McGraw-Edison, Metalux. The company sells its lighting portfolio through a strong agent network and has direct relationships with retailers, distributors and other end-user customers. The business generated2 USD 1.7 billion of sales in 2018, of which 84% were LED-based, a reported EBITDA of USD 187 million and free cash flow of USD 143 million.

"The announcement confirms the strategic importance of the North American market for Signify. This acquisition will substantially strengthen our position in this attractive market," said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify. "We look forward to welcoming the team from Cooper Lighting. They have built a high-performance company based on professionalism, truly innovative offers and a long and strong relationship with their customers. We share a genuine passion and single focus for Lighting and a successful track record in innovation. We will join forces to further develop connected lighting and provide our customers with the highest level of service while optimizing operational efficiencies."




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