Legrand Announces the Acquisition of Focal Point

Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA), has announced the acquisition, subject to closing, of Focal Point, a Chicago-based privately held manufacturer of architectural lighting products with a 25-year record of accomplishment of exceptional products; short lead times; proven manufacturing capabilities and strong relationships with specifiers and contractors. 

This acquisition is Legrand’s fifth addition to its lighting sector and marks the company’s elevation to a full solutions provider in the architectural lighting space. Legrand provides autonomy to its lighting companies and supports Focal Point’s business leadership team in the pursuit of innovation and growth. Legrand’s scale and infrastructure will allow Focal Point to deliver innovative lighting solutions to their customers, faster and with capabilities that are more robust. 

“Today’s acquisition of Focal Point aligns with Legrand’s strategy of investing in companies with shared vision and values, customer centric culture and focus on complementary market segments,” says LNCA President and CEO, John Selldorff. “Focal Point’s strong brand, proven relationships and impressive product portfolio aligns well with our architectural lighting businesses and I’m confident this acquisition will expand not just Legrand’s portfolio but our capacity to serve new market segments and customers.”

“Over the last 25 years, we’ve built a company I’m truly proud of. This is thanks to our dedicated team, and also to our agents who have played a pivotal role in our success,” says Peter Thornton Sr., founder and chairman of Focal Point. “Legrand has a history of investing in the companies it acquires to foster and accelerate their growth. With this transaction, we will be able to leverage Legrand’s capabilities to deliver even more comprehensive solutions that will further our collective success. We will continue to provide the superior service and high quality, innovative products the market expects along with the additional benefit of Legrand’s expertise.”

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