Mega Rockwell Deal May Attract PE


June 6, 2013

This week’s deal of the week comes from a Bloomberg report on a much discussed takeover of Rockwell, the automation company. It would be a USD 16 billion deal The company’s financial performance, not necessarily its growth rate, has made it the topic of speculation. Several dealmakers were quoted in the article highlighting reasons that strategics might want to acquire Rockwell. Nomura Holdings Inc. said private-equity firms also could be drawn to Milwaukee-based Rockwell’s low debt and free cash flow yield, which topped 92 percent of manufacturing equipment providers, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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