Prysmian acquires General Cable

Prysmian Group (BIT: PRY) and General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) have announced that Prysmian has completed its acquisition of General Cable, the companies said.

Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement entered into among the parties on December 3, 2017, Prysmian has acquired all the outstanding shares of General Cable common stock for USD 30.00 per share in cash.

With the completion of the transaction, General Cable has become a privately held company, and therefore its shares will no longer be listed on the NYSE or any other public market.

Prysmian Group is world provider of the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales of about €7.9 billion in 2017, over 21,000 employees across 50 countries and 82 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), with headquarters in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global provider of the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, communications, automotive, industrial, construction and specialty segments. General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world, operating manufacturing facilities in its core geographical markets, and has sales representation and distribution worldwide.