Emerson Electric To Acquire Ericsson Energy Systems.Business Editors
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2000
Positions Emerson's Electronics and Telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications.
Business as Leading Power Provider To Fast-Growing Global
Internet and Telecom Markets; Furthers Emerson's Repositioning repositioning Laparoscopic surgery The changing of a Pt's position during a procedure to improve access or visualization of the operative field, which may be linked to complications, as it changes anatomic planes of operation. Cf Laparoscopic surgery.
Efforts Toward High-Growth Areas
Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :EMR (ElectroMagnetic Radiation) The emanation of energy from everything in the universe. Although the EMR from electrical and electronic devices is typically measured for practical, every-day situations, every object, including humans, emanates energy. ) and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Nasdaq:ERICY) announced today an agreement for Emerson to acquire Ericsson Energy Systems, a leading European power provider for the global telecommunications industry, for approximately $725 million in cash.
The strategic transaction will increase Emerson's presence in the fast-growing Internet and telecommunications equipment industries and marks another significant step in Emerson's strategy to reposition the Company toward high-growth businesses through acquisitions and select divestitures. On a pro forma As a matter of form or for the sake of form. Used to describe accounting, financial, and other statements or conclusions based upon assumed or anticipated facts.
The phrase pro forma basis, Emerson's Electronics and Telecommunications business -- the Company's fastest growing segment with five-year growth rates Growth Rates
The compounded annualized rate of growth of a company's revenues, earnings, dividends, or other figures.
Remember, historically high growth rates don't always mean a high rate of growth looking into the future. of 13 percent organic and 21 percent with acquisitions -- will increase to approximately $3.4 billion in annual sales with the addition of Ericsson Energy Systems. The electronics group is expected to be Emerson's largest business in the near future.
Emerson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles F. Knight Charles F. Knight is chairman emeritus of Emerson Electric Co., a manufacturer of electrical, electromechanical and electronic products and systems. He served as chairman of Emerson Electric from 1974 to 2004 and as chief executive officer from 1973 to 2000. said, "Today's acquisition is another major step in our drive to reposition Emerson in highly attractive growth markets, such as power electronics and telecommunications. The addition of Ericsson Energy Systems, with a strong presence throughout Europe, Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. , and Asia, increases Emerson's global reach and uniquely positions the Company to take full advantage of the enormous worldwide demand in the Internet and telecommunications equipment industries. This transaction adds strong technology, complementary products and key new customers, such as Ericsson, Siemens, Telefonica, and Vodafone to Emerson's portfolio and broadens our customer base to now encompass virtually the entire telecommunications market. In addition, it expands our presence in key world markets and our role in wireless telecommunications power, and further positions Emerson as a one-stop solutions and service provider."
Knight continued, "Emerson's underlying growth rate will benefit from the addition of Ericsson Energy Systems, which has solid profitability, high returns on capital and a 15 percent pro forma annual sales growth rate over the past four years. Ericsson is an excellent strategic fit with Emerson's Astec and Liebert divisions. We expect to achieve synergies in a number of areas including purchasing and technology development, and leverage the worldwide manufacturing and direct sales support infrastructure our telecom businesses have in place. However, this transaction is about growth and we will not be taking a restructuring charge restructuring charge
The expense of reorganizing a company's operations. A restructuring charge is an infrequent expense that generally results from asset writedowns or facility closings. ."
The Ericsson transaction, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of Emerson's fiscal 2000. Emerson expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings per share, excluding goodwill amortization. On a reported basis, Emerson expects the transaction to be neutral to earnings per share in the first year and mildly accretive in the second year after closing. Rolf Pettersson, President of Ericsson Energy Systems, will continue to lead the business along with its existing management team. As part of the transaction, Emerson has signed a long-term supply contract with Ericsson and affiliated companies Affiliated Companies
A situation that occurs when one company owns a minority interest (less than 50%) in another company.
Also refers to companies that are related to each other in some way.
An affiliated company is sometimes referred to as a subsidiary. for the supply of power products and systems.
Ericsson Energy Systems, based in Stockholm, with annual revenues of approximately $500 million, designs, manufactures and markets power supplies and power systems for cellular base stations, telecom switching equipment and telecom facilities. In addition, the company provides climate control and energy management systems as well as site monitoring See Web analytics. services to maintain power at telecom facilities.
"We are very excited to be joining Emerson's Electronics and Telecommunications business, its fastest growing area with tremendous upside potential Upside potential
The amount by which analysts or investors expect the price of a security may increase.
The potential price or gain that may be expected in a security or in a security average, generally stated as the dollar ," Pettersson said. "By working together to leverage our technology, build on our proven track record of growth and serve a world-class customer list with a broader range of products and services, the combined company is positioned to become the global leader in telecom power."
Knight continued: "This transaction marks another step in Emerson's strategy to reposition the Company toward more growth-oriented businesses. In the past two months alone, we've invested $1.7 billion on acquisitions in our Electronics and Telecommunications business. Also during this time, we completed the divestiture The breakup of AT&T. By federal court order, AT&T divested itself on January 1, 1984 of its 23 operating companies, which became known as the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs). of BI Technologies, a slower-growing passive components manufacturer. We are continuing to pursue similar transactions, and have preliminary agreements for another power electronics acquisition as well as slower-growth divestitures in our industrial and tools businesses. Through this combination of acquisitions and divestitures, Emerson is repositioning itself for improved top-line growth performance."
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3. George W. Tamke, Emerson's vice chairman and co-chief executive officer, "Ericsson Energy Systems and Emerson have a seamless spectrum of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and and network products that meets the demands and requirements of almost every major telecommunications customer in the world. This acquisition builds a powerful and potent force in this industry and enables us to globally expand Emerson Telecom Systems, our recently formed marketing and sales force organization, to generate accelerated growth. We will be able to jointly leverage our technological and marketing strengths with customers and suppliers to the benefit of our employees and shareholders. This acquisition is expanding the size and global reach of our telecom offerings, creating new opportunities to deliver to our customers power and environmental- related services historically performed by other parties."
Ericsson Energy Systems serves customers in some 20 countries, primarily in Europe, Latin America and Asia. It has approximately 2,000 employees.
Emerson Electric, based in St. Louis, is a global manufacturer with market and technology leadership in five business segments: process control; industrial automation; electronics and telecommunications; heating, ventilation and air conditioning air conditioning, mechanical process for controlling the humidity, temperature, cleanliness, and circulation of air in buildings and rooms. Indoor air is conditioned and regulated to maintain the temperature-humidity ratio that is most comfortable and healthful. ; and appliance and tools. Fiscal 1999 sales totaled $14.3 billion.
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