Nortek Sold to British Investment Company

BREAKING NEWS The summer continues to heat up with the second major acquisition announcement in two days. Melrose, PLC, a UK-based investment company that buys underperforming companies, improves their operations, and then resells them, has acquired Nortek, Inc. in a … Continue reading

Nortek Fiscal 2016 Q1 Results Improve, Except for AV

AVC Generates an Operating Loss on a 17.8% Decline in Sales Nortek, Inc. (Nortek) released their results for the 2016 fiscal first quarter and generally showed broad improvement,with sales gains and profit improvements in most of their segments. But not … Continue reading

Nortek Calls Off Discussions with United Technologies

Nortek, Inc. announced late Thursday that it has called off talks with an unnamed party who had tendered an unsolicited offer. According to the Wall Street Journal and as we had previously reported, that suitor was United Technologies. Nortek stock … Continue reading

Investment Advisor on Potential Nortek Acquisition: ‘Nortek is a Bit of a Train Wreck’

After the Wall Street Journal revealed late last month that United Technologies Corp. (UTC) was in talks to potentially acquire Nortek, Inc., we questioned why UTC would even want to acquire Nortek. Within days of our post, investment advisory firm … Continue reading

Nortek Management Scrambles in Wake of Troubling Q2 Results

Company Loses Almost 6% of Total Market Value in Just a Few Hours Nortek, Inc. released the results for its fiscal second quarter after the market’s close on Monday and took the unusual step of issuing optimistic performance guidance for … Continue reading

Core Brands Awards The Bulk of Its Brands to Atlantic Integrated For NY Metro

Core Brands, LLC, a division of Nortek, Inc., announced Tuesday that Atlantic Integrated, a Rockleigh, NJ-based sales representative company, has been awarded most of its brands for representation in the New York Metropolitan region and Fairfield County, CT. This appointment … Continue reading

New Marketing VP for Core Brands Zeros in on a Key Problem

Core Brands continues to rejigger its team as we mentioned in our Breaking News SYNCH earlier this week. And one major step in this process took place in September 2013 when Core Brands surprised many by announcing the appointment of … Continue reading

Core Brands to Significantly Downsize Their Sales Rep Network

BREAKING NEWS *EXCLUSIVE* Just three weeks ago, we had the opportunity to speak with Core Brands Senior Vice President of Marketing Paul Starkey, who confirmed information we had received from multiple sources about an impending announcement of significant changes in … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Core Brands Set to Announce Sweeping New Initiatives April 1st

Core Brands, a division of Nortek, Inc., will announce sweeping new structural and marketing initiatives this coming Tuesday, April 1st, Strata-gee.com has learned from multiple sources. In a recent post on parent company Nortek, we alluded to sources telling us … Continue reading

Nortek’s TECH Segment’s Troubled Transformation

In a recent fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter and full-year report, Nortek, Inc. showed a mixture of hit-and-miss results with fourth quarter sales dropping 5.6% to $505.4 million as compared to Q4 2011’s $535.2 million. Worse yet, the company’s Q4 … Continue reading