RUEIL-MALMAISON, France - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Summit Energy Services Inc., a leader in outsourced energy procurement and sustainability services to industrial, commercial, and institutional enterprises.

Summit Energy provides its clients with energy procurement, risk management, market intelligence, data management and sustainability consulting services. It employs more than 350 individuals based in 11 international offices across North America and Europe and serves client facilities in more than 90 countries.

Chris Curtis, Schneider Electric’s senior executive vice president, North America, said, “The acquisition of Summit Energy allows Schneider Electric to broaden our energy management services and solution portfolio, offering customers the ability to manage and optimize their energy consumption from the supply side through the demand side, while also growing our energy and environmental online reporting capabilities.”

“By joining with Schneider Electric, we will be able to deliver Summit’s unique service offering to Schneider Electric customers,” said Steve Wilhite, Summit Energy’s president and CEO. “In recent years, we have invested heavily in people and technology to serve our clients. In combining our strengths with Schneider Electric’s resources, Summit Energy will be even better positioned to lead our clients to cost-effective and sustainable energy.”

The total purchase price for the company is $268 million on a debt-free cash-free basis, subject to certain adjustments. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

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Publication date:04/11/2011