Larsen & Toubro has signed definitive agreements with Schneider Electric, a global player in energy management and automation for strategic divestment of its Electrical and Automation (E&A) business for an all-cash consideration of Rs. 14,000 crore. The agreement, however, will be subject to regulatory approvals.
L&T’s E&A business offers a wide range of low and medium voltage switchgear, electrical systems, marine switchgear, industrial and building automation solutions, energy management systems and metering solutions. Its manufacturing facilities are located at Navi Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Vadodara, Coimbatore and Mysore in India as well as in Saudi Arabia, UAE (Jebel Ali, Dubai), Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the UK. Over the years, the E&A business has built strong research and development capabilities and has a wide network of channel partners across India and international markets. The E&A business reported net revenue of Rs. 5,038 crore during FY2016-17.
The transaction includes all the current business segments of E&A except marine switchgear and Servowatch Systems.