) have decided to sell off their jointly owned business, Apex Tool
Group, to Bain Capital for approximately $1.6 billion. Both the
companies had equal stake in Apex.
The deal is expected to be completed in the first half of 2013.
The closing of the deal is subject to certain adjustments and some
customary conditions, including regulatory approvals. Apex Tool
Group's financial advisor for the deal was Goldman Sachs.
Apex Tool Group was formed by Cooper and Danaher in July 2010,
by combining their Tools business. Apex is based in Sparks,
Maryland, and is one of the world's largest makers of hand and
Incorporated in Ireland, headquartered in Houston, Texas, Cooper
Industries Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer, marketer, and
distributor of electrical products, tools, and hardware. On
May 22, 2012
, Cooper Industries announced that it has entered into a merger
). The merger is expected to close in by the end of the year. Eaton
is a renowned power management company while Cooper Industries
specializes in electrical equipment.
Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in
Washington, District of Columbia. The company designs,
manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and
commercial products and services, primarily in North America,
Europe, and Asia/Australia.
We continue to maintain a Neutral rating on Cooper for the long
term. The company has a Zacks #3 Rank (Hold recommendation) over
the next one-to-three months. For Danaher as well we maintain a
Neutral rating with a Zacks rank #3 (Hold recommendation).
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