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Report: Schneider Mulling Purchase of Tyco

Schneider sees ADT acquisition as a way to diversify the company outside of the smart grid.

Jason Knott · April 11, 2011

Schneider Electric (SCHN.PA) is reportedly in the early stages of working with bankers to assess Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) as an acquisition, according to Reuters.

Tyco is the parent company of ADT Security Services.

Schneider believes ADT will help it expand beyond the smart grid, according to Reuters, which cited three unnamed sources. Tyco’s market capitalization is roughly $23 billion. Schneider, owners of APC, SquareD and Pelco, has a market value of about $46 billion.

In early trading on the rumors, shares of Tyco were up 6 percent to around $50 per share. According to Reuters, Tyco’s value would be around $65/share in a buyout.

Neither company would comment on the report, according to Reuters.

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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Security · News · ADT · Schneider Electric · Security · Smart Grid · Tyco · All Topics
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