Sale of Knaack LLC to Werner Co.

Sale of Knaack LLC to Werner Co.


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Emerson Electric Co.


Emerson Electric Co. (“Emerson”) (NYSE:EMR) recently completed the sale of its Knaack LLC (“Knaack”) subsidiary to Werner Co. (“Werner”) for $115 million in cash.

Knaack manufactures and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD® truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickup trucks, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK® jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes. Knaack is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. Emerson is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Emerson is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Werner is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment and ladder accessories under the Werner, Green Bull, Keller and other licensed brands. Werner is headquartered in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Chris McMahon +1 (312) 609-4983
Mike Lindemann +1 (414) 298-7408
Anthony Siu +86 21 6182 0981
Michael Wolff +49 (0) 172 687 7038
Sale of Knaack LLC to Werner Co.
September 2012
Emerson Electric Co.
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America