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Last Updated : Feb 20, 2019 06:06 PM IST | Source: PTI

CCI clears Johnson Controls' power solutions biz acquisition by Brookfield, CDPQ

The deal, which was finalised in November 2018, involves selling of automotive battery-making business of Johnson Controls to Brookfield, CDPQ Fund and CDP.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday said it has approved the USD 13.2-billion deal to acquire global power solutions business of Johnson Controls International by Brookfield and CDPQ.

The deal, which was finalised in November 2018, involves selling of automotive battery-making business of Johnson Controls to Brookfield, CDPQ Fund and CDP.

The CCI in a tweet said it "approves acquisition of the global power solutions business of Johnson Controls International by Brookfield and CDPQ".

CDPQ Fund and CDP are wholly owned subsidiaries of Canada-based CDPQ pension fund. Both entities do not have any direct presence in India, according to the notice seeking approval to the deal.

Brookfield is a leading global alternative asset manager with over USD 330 billion in assets under management, while CDPQ is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans, according to the competition watchdog.

Johnson Controls is engaged in selling and recycling low voltage energy storage products using lead-acid and lithium-ion technologies for use in passenger vehicles and trucks.
First Published on Feb 20, 2019 05:50 pm
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