Davis Polk Aids TE Connectivity's $2B Deutsch Group Buy

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 10:22 PM EST) -- Swiss electronic connectors maker TE Connectivity Ltd. will acquire French electronic equipment company Deutsch Group SAS in a €1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) deal, the companies announced Tuesday.

Through exclusive negotiations with French investment company Wendel SA, which acquired Deutsch in 2006, TE Connectivity will expand its role in the connectivity products market, particularly for products in harsh environments such as industrial transportation and equipment, aerospace and defense, and offshore oil and gas, the company said.

"The acquisition of Deutsch is a major step in executing our...
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