DWF advises Leviton on significant acquisition

Mark Gibson

DWF has advised US-based electrical manufacturer Leviton on its acquisition of network infrastructure provider Brand-Rex Ltd.

Scottish-based Brand-Rex Ltd provides cabling solutions and high-performance industrial applications for businesses across Europe. The acquisition will enhance Leviton’s international networking solution offering and bring broader access to services for its growing client base.

Mark Gibson, corporate partner at DWF, advised on the deal with support from partner Jon Stevens and solicitors Charles Jemmett and Sophie Doyle.

Mr Gibson said: “The deal sees two complementary companies coming together to deliver a new enhanced service for an international client base. Brand-Rex Ltd’s expertise will bring new capabilities and products to Leviton’s global business and we were pleased to support Leviton through the acquisition.”

“Leviton’s acquisition of Brand-Rex will enable Leviton to offer truly end-to-end global solutions to our customers, while ensuring they receive the same high-quality products and services they’ve come to expect,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, president and chief operating officer of Leviton.

“The natural synergies between Leviton and Brand-Rex allow for a pure growth opportunity as we strengthen and expand our geographic and vertical industry presence.”

Brand-Rex will join the Leviton Network Solutions division and will continue to be managed by Martin Hanchard, reporting directly to Ross Goldman.

Leviton and Brand-Rex will maintain their separate sales and distribution channels, as well as existing manufacturing operations.

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