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DWF advises on energy management acquisition

National business law firm DWF has advised Leviton, a global lighting energy management business, on its acquisition of JCC Advanced Lighting, a leader in the UK lighting market for over 20 years, from private equity house LDC.

The acquisition will strengthen Leviton's global market position and extend the company's product portfolio through JCC Advanced Lighting's wide-ranging product offering in energy efficient LED lighting fixtures covering residential, office, industrial and retail lighting. Under the terms of the deal JCC Advanced Lighting will operate as a standalone business and will maintain operations in England.

Advising Leviton on the deal, corporate partner Mark Gibson commented: "With this strategic acquisition Leviton has established a significant presence in the UK, enabling the business to facilitate future growth both in the UK and overseas."

Mark led on the deal from DWF's Birmingham office supported by corporate solicitor Mark Canning, employment and pensions director Hannah Robbins, and corporate tax director Haydn Rogan.

Leviton is a global business employing over 6,500 people, which helps commercial clients create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. Leviton has a portfolio of more than 25,000 products and 600 patents, and sales in 80 countries. Nine out of ten homes in North America use products made by Leviton.

Mark Gibson

Partner - Head of Corporate (Birmingham)

I am Partner and Head of Corporate for the firm’s Birmingham office.