Carrier Announces Agreement to Sell Global Access Solutions Business to Honeywell for $4.95 Billion

Carrier Announces Agreement to Sell Global Access Solutions Business to Honeywell for $4.95 Billion

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, entered into a definitive agreement today to sell its security business, Global Access Solutions, which includes the industry-leading brands of LenelS2, Supra and Onity, to Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) for an enterprise value of $4.95 billion, which represents approximately 17x 2023 expected EBITDA. The sale agreement is a successful first step in Carrier's portfolio transformation.

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NORESCO Recognized as Accredited Energy Services Provider by NAESCO

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -NORESCO has been recognized as an Accredited Energy Service Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), the leading advocacy and accreditation organization for energy service companies dedicated to modernizing America’s building infrastructure through performance contracting. NORESCO is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

LG CEO Wraps Up the Year With F.U.N. Talk

Since assuming office at the end of 2021, LG CEO William Cho has actively engaged with company employees through the ‘CEO F.U.N. Talk’ program. The 9th session of this program was held on December 7 at the LG Twin Tower in Yeouido, Seoul, providing a reflective overview of the year and expressing determination to accelerate the achievement of Future Vision 2030 in a meaningful and enjoyable communication session.

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Haier Spain Won TUEXPERTO.COM Award

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The global frozen food market in 2022

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European Heat Pump Summit — A Lighthouse for the Heat Pump Industry

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German New Buildings Energy Act to Be a Heat Pump Market Driver

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Heat Waves Fail to Become a Powerful AC Market Booster

As JARN reported in the August regular issue, the global room air conditioner (RAC) market in the first half of 2023 grew less than expected, with a slight 4% increase compared with the same period of 2022. Regarding the second half of the year, JARN forecast that the market would expand, mainly due to the heat waves that hit many areas in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer. In order to verify this prediction, JARN recently conducted market trend surveys using questionnaires sent to global air conditioner manufacturers.


Daikin Targets Top Position in European Heat Pump Heating Market

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Toshiba Carrier Gains Customers’ Confidence with Its Chillers

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JARN ( J): How do you see the trends in the 2023 chiller market in Japan? Also, please tell us about the forecast for Toshiba Carrier’s modular chiller sales in 2023 compared with 2022.

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JARN (J): Could you give us a brief introduction to Hitachi air365 Hybrid dual fuel residential HVAC systems?


Panasonic Starts Operating Its New R&D Building in Malaysia Responsible for Developing Air Conditioning Equipment for ASEAN and Europe

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UK Government and Manchester City Council delegates visit the Daikin Technology and Innovation Center in Osaka, Japan

Brussels, December 7th, 2023 – the Greater Manchester Japan Steering Group including UK Government and Manchester City Council delegates visited Daikin Industries, Ltd.  headquarters as well as Daikin’s global research and development hotspot, the Daikin Technology and Innovation Center (TIC), in Osaka, Japan.

Adveco: Innovation In Water Heating

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ebm‑papst invests in Singapore and India as future Asia headquarters

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Refcold India 2023 Showcases a Promising Industry

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