31 Aug '12, 1pm

Daikin To Acquire #hvac Maker Goodman

Daikin Industries, Ltd. intends to acquire Goodman Global Group, Inc. Daikin, Goodman, and Goodman's major shareholder, Hellman & Friedman LLC, signed a definitive agreement this week regarding the acquisition. Daikin, based in Osaka, Japan, is a global leader in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Daikin is also the parent company of HVAC equipment producer McQuay International, based in Minneapolis, MN. Goodman is a leading manufacturer and distributor in the U.S. residential unitary HVAC, for air-conditioning the entire house, and it is sector headquartered in Houston, TX. Daikin will purchase 100% of Goodman's stock for an acquisition value of $3.7 billion. The transaction is pending regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. Goodman has a significant market presence in ducted residential unitary HVAC in North...

Full article: http://www.appliancemagazine.com/news.php?article=1610714...

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