The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which editor/analyst Isaac Pino and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Isaac and Brendan discuss a recent bid by Swiss-based ABB to acquire Thomas and Betts, a leading maker of low voltage electrical products. ABB CEO Joe Hogan has pursued growth through acquisitions over the past few years, showing an interest in the American market. The announcement of the bid to acquire Tennessee-based Thomas and Betts fits in with the company's overall strategy to increase operating margins and grab market share in the U.S.
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