Chauvet & Sons LLC’s acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers


Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers.

ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.

ChamSys will continue to operate as an independent business unit from its facility in Southampton, UK. ChamSys founders Chris Kennedy and George McDuff will remain as Managing Directors of the company and, together with Sales Director Tony Cameron, will continue to lead its current staff of software and hardware engineers, operations, sales and support teams.

The ChamSys industry standard MagicQ series of lighting control products will continue to be sold by the company’s current network of distributors, except in the USA, where Chauvet will sell and support ChamSys products from its Sunrise, Florida headquarters. The CHAUVET Professional sales team will assume responsibility for ChamSys sales in the USA. They will have the full-time support of Phil Watson, former CEO of ChamSys, Inc. who has been named ChamSys USA Director.

Jones Day has advised the Cortec Group and its portfolio investment company Chauvet & Sons LLC on the deal with a team led by Patrick Stafford (picture) and Ben Schribman.

Involved fees earner: Patrick Stafford – Jones Day; Ben Schribman – Jones Day;

Law Firms: Jones Day;

Clients: Cortec Group;