OSRAM has completed the sale of LEDVANCE GmbH, its general lighting lamps business, to a Chinese consortium, including IDG Capital Partners, MLS Co. Ltd. and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center for around €500 million. In advance of the sale transaction, OSRAM GmbH legally carved out LEDVANCE as a separate legal entity. The sale transaction closed on March 3, 2017.
Duff & Phelps served as an independent financial advisor to the board of directors of OSRAM GmbH.
OSRAM (XTRA: OSR), based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader.
About LEDVANCE GmbH
LEDVANCE GmbH is one of the world's leading general lighting providers for professional users and retail customers. Emerged from the general lighting business of OSRAM GmbH, the company offers advanced LED lamps, standardized LED luminaires, intelligent, networked Smart Home and Building solutions, and traditional light sources. Based on an agreement with OSRAM, LEDVANCE will continue to use the trusted OSRAM and SYLVANIA (for USA and Canada) brands for its products.