Vertiv acquires Geist

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has completed its purchase of Geist, a privately owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data center power products, the company said.

This is the second significant acquisition of 2018 for Vertiv, which announced the purchase of Energy Labs Jan. 16.

The acquisition of Geist solidifies Vertiv as a market provider of Rack PDU products, and Energy Labs did the same for Vertiv´s position in the air handling space. With the two acquisitions, Vertiv adds engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities and diversifies its portfolio to better meet the needs of cloud and colocation providers and edge applications while expanding its reach with commercial and industrial customers.

Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today´s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure and Trellis brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were USD 4.4 billion. For more information, visit VertivCo.com.