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Mergers & Acquisitions

This blog provides analysis of mergers and acquisitions in distribution channels or affecting distribution channels.

March 2015 M&A Roundup: Building Materials Back in the News

Rumored $1.5 billion deal headlines yet another slow month for distribution activity.
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Report: Builders FirstSource to Buy ProBuild for $1.5B

Sources tell Reuters that transformational deal is in private talks now.
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Sonepar Continues Pursuit of 'Unique Assets'

With six acquisitions already in 2015, distribution giant aggressively expanding footprint.
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Ruling Favors Saint-Gobain in Takeover Bid

Swiss regulator rules company not required to buy all shares, but questions remain.
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February 2015 M&A Roundup: Busy Month for Arrow

Gases & welding sector sees activity; Sysco-U.S. Foods proposed merger stalls as FTC seeks injunction.
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Pentair CEO: Company has $1B for Acquisitions in 2015

While capacity is high, Pentair will "remain disciplined" about finding deals that make sense.
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January 2015 Distribution M&A Roundup: Calm Before the Storm?

Consolidation forecast still upbeat despite steady but not spectacular month to open 2015.
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December 2014 Distribution M&A Roundup: Building Materials Sector Again Most Active

HD Supply sells hardware division; ABC Supply buys two companies.
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Saint-Gobain's Proposed Acquisition of Sika Heads to Court

Reuters: Family with controlling stake in Sika files lawsuit to push through purchase.
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Top 10 Most-Read News Stories in 2014

Sonepar's acquisition of IDG at No. 1 highlights list dominated by M&A activity.
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