Lumileds officially becomes an Independent Company
Lumileds revealed that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, ‘Apollo’), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting solutions for the automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination segments, enabling customers to push the boundaries of light.
As announced in December 2016, Apollo and Philips agreed to a transaction where Philips would sell 80.1% interest in Lumileds to certain funds managed by Apollo and retain the remaining 19.9% interest in the company. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager with assets under management of approximately US$ 197 billion (As of March 31, 2017) in private equity, credit and real estate funds, invested across a core group of nine industries, where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources.
Mark Adams, CEO of Lumileds, said, “We are fortunate to have Apollo's and Philips’ support as Lumileds embarks upon our next chapter as an innovator of high performance LEDs and a leader in advanced lighting solutions.”
Lumileds develops, manufactures and distributes groundbreaking LED technology and advanced lighting products, employing over 9,000 team members with operations in over 32 countries.