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Legrand acquires Champion ONE brands, Champion ONE, Approved Networks, and U.S. Critical


Legrand, the global specialist in digital building, electrical, and data center infrastructures, announced today that it acquired from A&M Capital Opportunities the Champion ONE (C1) family of brands, a leading provider of optical networking components and solutions for the data center, content provider, telecommunication, and enterprise markets. Today’s news marks the latest move by Legrand to support the growing need for highly available, reliable, and scalable power & connectivity solutions for data center and mission-critical IT.

With lab, warehouse, and office locations in both CA and Independence, Lake Forest, OH, the C1 family of brands, which involves Approved Networks, Champion ONE, and U.S. Critical, will join previous acquisitions AFCO, Raritan, Ortronics, Electrorack, Starline, and Server Technology in Legrand North and Central America’s Data, Power and Control (DPC) division.

“The C1 family of brands complement Legrand’s previous acquisitions to provide strong world-class engineering talent for unrivaled, customized IT infrastructure solutions,” said John Selldorff, President and CEO, Legrand North and Central America. “In addition, the acquisition expands our extensive mission-critical customer footprint and our reach in emerging tech, 5G and the evolving content delivery markets. We look forward to offering customers and partners our new enhanced solutions.”

Going forward, the acquisition will be strong as this will help the C1 family of brands increase its sales and channel relationships as its vendor-agnostic transceivers are introduced to the partners of Legrand’s extensive IT industry.

“Legrand is a visionary that combines best-of-breed technologies to uniquely engineer world-renowned solutions for mission-critical facilities,” said Michael Rapp, CEO, C1 family of brands. “We are excited to work closely with their engineering, marketing, and sales teams to broaden our reach in support of today’s evolving data center requirements.”

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