The Weidmüller Group

The Weidmüller Group in its acquisition of the W Interconnections group companies


The Weidmüller Group




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

October 2017

Lead Office



On October 2, 2017, The Weidmüller Group ("Weidmüller") announced its acquisition of the W Interconnections group companies in the USA, Canada and Mexico from Rockwell Automation, Inc., effective 1 October 2017.

This acquisition supports Weidmüller’s growth strategy in industrial connectivity, communication and digitalization and reflects the long-term commitment of Weidmüller to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) market, one of the most important markets for industry automation.

Weidmüller is a an international market leader in industrial connectivity and automation headquartered in Detmold, Germany.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Weidmüller with a team consisting of Mary Abbott and Kai Sheffield (Corporate), Damian Rigolo and Shaun Parker (Employment and Labour), Jon Marin (Pensions and Benefits) and the Ottawa Osler Works Transactional team (Natalie Munroe and Brian Kells).

Mary  Abbott
Key Contact

Mary Abbott

Partner, Corporate

Kai Sheffield

Kai Sheffield

Associate, Corporate

Damian  Rigolo

Damian Rigolo

Partner, Employment & Labour

Shaun Parker

Shaun Parker

Associate, Employment & Labour

Jonathan Marin

Jonathan Marin

Partner, Pension & Benefits

Natalie Munroe

Natalie Munroe

Head, Osler Works — Transactional