Brunswick will acquire Power Products’ Global Marine & Mobile for $910 million

Mercury Marine’s parent company, Brunswick Corp., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Power Products – Global Marine & Mobile.

The $910 million deal includes the global marine, specialty vehicle, mobile, industrial power, and transportation aftermarket products businesses of Power Products.

Brands included are: Ancor, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, Czone, Del City, Lenco Marine, Marinco, Mastervolt, Park Power, Progressive Industries, and ProMariner.

Power Products is a privately held company based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., owned by San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital.

The acquisition will not include Power Products’ Electrical Construction & Maintenance business, including the Gardner Bender, Bergen and King brands, Genstar stated in a news release.

Power Products is a leading provider of branded electrical products, such as battery and power management and digital switching, to marine and other recreational and specialty vehicle markets.

“Power Products provides Mercury a complementary portfolio of products and services, creating a broader and more significant marine business in key categories,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “Power Products has an experienced team with a proven track record of driving innovation in electrical products and systems.”

“After having worked with CEO David Scheer and his team over the past 18 months to build out and expand the Power Products business, we are pleased that Brunswick recognizes the strength of the Global Marine and Mobile business as well as its future potential,” said Rob Rutledge, managing director of Genstar.

Power Products adds a broad portfolio of marine after-market and OEM parts and accessories, including sophisticated electronics solutions, to Mercury Marine’s P&A portfolio, said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president of global marine parts and accessories.

“Our combined operations allow us to provide our customers with enhanced solutions, while solidifying Mercury Marine’s P&A business positioning Mercury as the leader in connected boating,” Drees added.

Here’s a look at the 11 well-known Power Products brands that are part of the deal:

BEP: The global leader in battery management, electrical components and power distribution.

Blue Sea Systems: The global leader in battery management solutions and circuit protection for harsh environment marine and vehicle applications.

Czone: The global leader in innovative digital switching technology.

Lenco: The leader in trim systems, electric actuators hatch lifts, switches and the all new Auto Glide boat leveling system.

Marinco: No. 1 in harsh environment cable solutions and electrical components.

MasterVolt: Engineers and designs power management systems for marine, mobile and industrial applications.

ProMariner: The leading brand of sealed battery chargers sold to marine OEM and aftermarket channels as well as selected automotive and specialty vehicle applications.

Ancor: Supplies harsh environment wire and cable, replacement lighting, tools and wire management solutions.

Park Power: The RV industry leader supplying detachable electrical cord sets, switches, tools and wire management.

Progressive Industries: A leading supplier of electrical and surge protection equipment to the RV Industry.

Del City: No. 1 in e-commerce electrical supplies for the specialty vehicle aftermarket

“Not only will these brands allow us to broaden our reach within the marine industry, but a company like Del City allows us to expand into the transportation aftermarket business, which is a strong complimentary business to marine,” Drees said. “Del City provides general transportation secondary market needs for lighting, trailer accessories, RV and marine electronics – a perfect complement to our global P&A business portfolio.”

Power Products’ 11 strong brands will significant enhance Brunswick and Mercury Marine’s ability to meet and exceed the needs of customers, Pfeifer said.

“Not only do these brands lead the market in their respective category, but the people behind the brands have created a winning culture and we are excited to welcome this new team into our company,” Pfeifer added.

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