Ingersoll-Rand to acquire Trane Inc. for approximately $10.1 billion
Under the terms of the merger agreement, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Ingersoll-Rand will acquire all outstanding common stock of Trane. Holders of Trane's approximately 200 million common shares will receive a combination of $36.50 in cash and 0.23 Ingersoll-Rand shares of common stock per each Trane share. The total value for this transaction was $47.81 per Trane share based on the closing price as of December 14, 2007. The transaction, which is expected to close late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of 2008, is subject to approval by Trane shareholders, regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
Herbert L. Henkel, Ingersoll-Rand chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, "The combination of Ingersoll-Rand and Trane will create a global, diversified industrial company with projected pro forma 2008 revenues of $17 billion. The new Ingersoll-Rand portfolio will include an $11 billion Climate Control business which will offer high value equipment, systems and services necessary for delivering solutions across the temperature spectrum for indoor, stationary, and transport applications worldwide.
"As a result of expected revenue and cost synergies, we are confident that this acquisition will improve Ingersoll-Rand's future earnings growth potential. We believe the new Ingersoll-Rand will be capable of sustaining annual organic revenue growth averaging 5-7% and EPS growth exceeding 15% per year, both in excess of our former growth guidance. In particular, assuming timely consummation of the proposed acquisition, we anticipate earnings of $4.00 per share in 2008."