Lighting Practice Overview
Merrimack Group represents lighting manufacturers, sales agencies, distributors, design firms, contractors and ESCOs in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions.
What makes Merrimack different?
Our principals have more than 50 years' experience in the lighting industry, including senior management roles and M&A advisory services.
We provide access to the broadest network of buyers and sellers in the lighting and related electrical products industry, with a database of 20,000 industry executives.
The lighting industry is highly fragmented. Merrimack is uniquely positioned to assist lighting companies in navigating the inevitable wave of industry consolidation.
Merrimack Group is currently engaged by major lighting manufacturers to identify acquisition opportunities meeting the following criteria:
Merrimack also has relationships with numerous investors and buyers interested in all lighting businesses with >$1 million adjusted EBITDA (with appropriate allowances for 2020).
Updated July 16, 2021
Ted Konnerth, Ph.D
Lighting Practice Leader
Ted Konnerth, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Lighting Practice Leader
Ted has more than 40 years' experience in the lighting industry, and is one of the most well-connected influencers in the industry. Prior to joining Merrimack, he gained extensive expertise in the lighting industry in sales and executive recruiting roles.
V.P. Sales at Cooper Lighting
Founder of Egret Consulting, the lighting industry's largest executive search firm
Ted earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University.
Contact Ted for any of the following:
To be added to our distribution list for lighting industry M&A news
To update us on your acquisition criteria
To schedule a time to meet at Lightfair 2021
To discuss the potential sale of a business in confidence
To discuss how we can help you find acquisition opportunities
Phone: +1 847-624-6361
Geoff Ling, MBA
Geoff Ling, MBA
After graduating from the University of Leeds with a master's degree in Architectural Engineering, Geoff spent the first ten years of his career in operating roles in the lighting industry:
Leading product development teams at Edison Price Lighting
Managing the Halo downlighting product line at Cooper Lighting
He was the lead inventor on 6 US patents, including the Portfolio segmented wallwash reflector and J-box side cable insertion trap.
After earning an MBA from the University of Chicago, he transferred to Cooper Industries HQ to help execute the company's aggressive acquisition program.
He subsequently spent 20+ years in investment banking and corporate development across several industries, working on 20 closed transactions with a combined value of >$800m.