Merrimack Group's principals have extensive operating experience in the lighting industry, including managing new product development for the Halo downlighting product line, leading the global sales function for Cooper Lighting, and establishing a leading executive search firm dedicated to the industry.

The LED revolution caused hundreds of new LED manufacturers to enter the market, and global competition has intensified. With more than 1,500 lighting manufacturers in North America alone, Merrimack believes that the industry is overly fragmented, and consolidation is inevitable as LED technology matures.

Merrimack represents manufacturers, sales agencies and distributors, design firms, contractors and ESCOs in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions.

Current Acquisition/Investment Opportunities

Available US commercial and industrial lighting manufacturers with quality LED product lines:

  • Ultra-high output luminaires for 30’-120’ mounting heights (e.g. sports arenas and aircraft hangars)

  • High performance area lighting luminaires with excellent glare control and illuminance uniformity

  • Roadway lighting luminaires with excellent glare control and illuminance uniformity

  • Next-gen smart city networking system (nodes, gateways and CMS) for connected street lighting with disruptive cost structure and performance

  • Specification-grade indoor commercial luminaires

Companies/Divestitures Wanted

Merrimack has relationships with several strategic buyers actively seeking acquisition opportunities meeting the following criteria:

Merrimack also has relationships with numerous private equity firms interested in lighting manufacturers with >$1 million EBITDA.

Updated November 20, 2020

20201101 Merrimack Lighting Industry Outlook.pdf

Contact Us

Please contact Ted Konnerth at 847-624-6361 or for any of the following:

  • To be added to our distribution list for Lighting Industry Outlook updates

  • To be added to our distribution list for suitable acquisition opportunities in the electrical products industry

  • To let us know your acquisition criteria

  • To discuss the potential sale of a business in confidence