Investment BankingNewsPrivate-EquityEquity Development Systems, Ltd. Handles Sale of Southwest Engineers to Global Electronics Giant Emerson Electric

December 18, 2013
Emerson Electric Co., the global manufacturing and technology giant, has acquired Southwest Engineers of Louisiana, Inc. (SWE). Equity Development Systems, Ltd. (EDS) Investment Banking and M&A Advisory Group acted as transactional advisor to Southwest Engineers.
Steven N. Siegler, Managing Director of EDS’ Investment Banking group, led EDS’ team of transactional advisors, lawyers, and accountants in handling the sale of SWE to Emerson. Mr. Siegler states, “This is truly a win-win transaction. Emerson is a terrific company with excellent management, and SWE affords them a tremendous opportunity to grow Emerson’s Network Power Services.”

 

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