Legrand to Acquire Middle Atlantic Products

Prior to closing, Legrand and Middle Atlantic will continue to operate as separate, independent companies.
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Legrand, North America, a West Hartford, Conn.-based provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks is acquiring Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., a company based in New Jersey specializing in AV products and solutions for commercial, residential, security and broadcast applications. The completion of the transaction is anticipated for mid-June. Prior to closing, Legrand and Middle Atlantic will continue to operate as separate, independent companies.

Legrand noted the increasing use of audio and video in venues such as airports, schools, retail, hospitals and corporate facilities as among the reasons for its purchase of Middle-Atlantic, which has knowledge of these markets and a sales relationship with 3,500 integrators in the U.S. and Canada.

According to Bob Schluter, founder of Middle Atlantic, "We share a vision to expand and grow this market.”

The combined offerings of the firms would include some 5,000 AV products and services.

After closing, Middle Atlantic will operate as an independent business within Legrand; Mike Baker, president of Middle Atlantic Products, will lead a new, five division, Commercial AV, for Legrand in North America.

John Selldorff is president and CEO of Legrand, North America.

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