Sentinel Capital Partners has sold The Luminaires Group to Acuity Brands

Founded in 1987, The Luminaires Group (TLG) is a leading provider of specification-grade luminaires for commercial, institutional, hospitality and municipal markets. TLG’s indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures are marketed to architects, landscape architects, interior designers and engineers. Each TLG brand has its own niche focus:

  • a-light designs and markets indoor architectural lighting to enhance contemporary spaces;
  • Cyclone specializes in high-quality outdoor decorative luminaires for the municipal market;
  • Eureka concentrates on indoor and outdoor contemporary decorative lighting;
  • Luminaire LED offers indoor and outdoor vandal-resistant lighting to withstand both environmental and physical abuse; and
  • Luminis designs a wide range of indoor and outdoor specification lighting products for commercial and institutional applications.

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Marc Buan, Principal at Sentinel Capital Partners, commented, “We are extremely pleased with this outcome, and another successful partnership with Lincoln International. Their team worked tirelessly to design the right sale process for our architectural lighting leader, providing thoughtful, sound advice as they executed the plan.”

Lincoln International acted as the lead investment banking advisor for Sentinel Capital Partners and TLG, working closely with TLG’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

Sentinel Luminaries Acuity 2019
  • 2019
    Close Year
  • Industrials
  • PE Backed
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • Canada | USA
Lincoln approached our business with thoughtful industry perspectives and incredible process acumen, building strong relationships with my management team. Their intense focus and deep insights allowed us to execute our day to day business throughout the sale.
Christian Fabi
President of The Luminaires Group

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