Emerson Electric Co., the global manufacturing and technology giant, has acquired Southwest Engineers of Louisiana, Inc. (SWE) Equity Development Systems, Ltd. (EDS) acted as mergers and acquisition advisor to Southwest Engineers. Steven N. Siegler, Managing Director of EDS’ Investment Banking group led EDS’ team of transactional 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 tremendous opportunity to grow Emerson’s Network Power Services.”
EDS’ Investment Banking and M&A Advisory Group affords our clients’ the opportunity to benefit from our billions-of-dollars in transactional and strategic advice and value-creation services in mergers and acquisitions, financing, and risk management transactions.
As a boutique investment bank, EDS is not engaged in securities underwriting, trading or certain other activities conducted by traditional investment banks. However, we do provide a broad range of research and advisory services for both public and private companies.
Our services include handling the sale of a company or division or divisional capital assets, both real and moveable, or, acquiring an investment-grade business or product line, as well as seeking out, identifying and forming joint ventures and strategic partnerships for our clients. When required, our strategic alliances with major Wall Street investment banks and international private-equity firms provide our clients with broad access to traditional full-service investment banking services, and global investors and financial markets.