INDUSTRY NEWS: Posted 12 February 2018

PRESS RELEASE:  Columbus, Ohio, United States – Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has recently completed its purchase of *Geist.

The acquisition of Geist solidifies Vertiv as a market leader in Rack PDU products, and Energy Labs did the same for Vertiv’s position in the air handling space. With the two acquisitions, Vertiv adds engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities and diversifies its portfolio to better meet the needs of cloud and colocation providers and edge applications while expanding its reach with commercial and industrial customers.

“We are pleased to complete this acquisition and continue to add options for our customers in the cloud, colo and edge spaces,” said Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson. “The acquisitions of Geist and Energy Labs will allow us to offer more diverse, comprehensive solutions for our customers and will play an important role in our continued growth as a company.”

Geist is a global company headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and has more than 250 employees. Geist president Brad Wilson will continue as manager of the business, reporting to Pat Johnson, executive vice president of integrated rack systems for Vertiv.

Vertiv announced it had reached an agreement to purchase Geist on 24th January. The sale closed on 1st February. 

*Geist is a privately-owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data centre power products.

This is the second significant acquisition of 2018 for Vertiv as they completed the purchase of Energy Labs on the 16th January.

About Vertiv:

Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were $4.4 billion.

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