November 22, 2017 / 12:22 PM / a year ago

Rockwell Automation rebuffs sweetened Emerson bid

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc on Wednesday rejected rival Emerson Electric Co’s sweetened $29 billion takeover offer, saying the bid undervalued the industrial automation company.

Rockwell said its board of directors was unanimous in rejecting Emerson’s proposal.

Rockwell Chief Executive Blake Moret has previously said he wants to stick with delivering the company’s factory automation equipment on a single platform.

“Bigger is not always better for driving growth and value creation,” Moret said in a statement on Wednesday. (Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas; editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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