IR to receive $400m for Hussmann shares21st December 2015
Ingersoll Rand, whose brands include air conditioning manufacturer Trane and transport refrigeration company Thermo King, sold 60% of the Hussmann refrigeration business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in September 2011.
The company today confirmed that it will sell its remaining equity interest in Hussmann Parent Inc as part of a transaction in which Panasonic is acquiring 100% of Hussmann’s shares.
“Selling our remaining ownership in Hussmann provides immediate value to our shareholders and will provide additional cash for value-accretive deployment in 2016,” said Michael W Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand.
Ingersoll Rand originally bought the Hussmann business in 2000 for $1.83bn.