West Hartford, Conn.-based Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA), has announced the acquisition of Chicago-based privately held architectural lighting manufacturer Focal Point (subject to closing). The move marks Legrand’s fifth addition to its Lighting Sector and elevates it to a full solutions provider in the architectural lighting space.

Legrand provides a high degree of autonomy to its lighting companies and supports Focal Point’s business leadership team in the pursuit of innovation and growth. Legrand’s scale and infrastructure will allow Focal Point to deliver innovative lighting solutions to their customers, faster and with capabilities that are more robust.

“Today’s acquisition of Focal Point aligns with Legrand’s strategy of investing in companies with shared vision and values, customer centric culture and focus on complementary market segments,” explains LNCA President & CEO, John Selldorff. “Focal Point’s strong brand, proven relationships, and impressive product portfolio aligns well with our architectural lighting businesses and I’m confident this acquisition will expand not just Legrand’s portfolio, but our capacity to serve new market segments and customers.”

“Over the last 25 years, we’ve built a company I’m truly proud of,” says Peter Thornton Sr., Founder and Chairman of Focal Point. “This is thanks to our dedicated team, and also to our agents who have played a pivotal role in our success. Legrand has a history of investing in the companies it acquires to foster and accelerate their growth. With this transaction, we will be able to leverage Legrand’s capabilities to deliver even more comprehensive solutions that will further our collective success. We will continue to provide the superior service and high quality, innovative products the market expects along with the additional benefit of Legrand’s expertise.”