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February 25, 2006

From Start to Finish: Private Equity Case Studies

Financial buyers have snatched up companies big and small with the goal of growing and later selling in hopes of a high return on investment. Here’s a look at two deals:WESCO Distribution (electrical)Who: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, New YorkWhen: February 1994The Details: WESCO was the electrical products distribution unit of Westinghouse Electric. According to CD&

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New Bankruptcy Laws

of terms, or no collection activities’the odds are that the dealings were in the ordinary course of business. 3. Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committees have new obligations to provide information to the creditors they represent. These are groups of creditors that work collectively to protect creditors’ interests. They are formed under the law and advised by

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News Digest 3604

and profit was up 11 percent to $437.3 million. For the year, Motion Industries saw sales increase 11 percent to $2.8 billion. GPC sales in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2005, were up 7 percent to $2.41 billion, compared with $2.25 billion in the same period last year. Motion Industries increased sales by 9

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Machine Tool Consumption Up 8.4% in 2005

U.S. machine tool consumption was up 8.4% to $3,080.61 compared with 2004. December machine tool consumption was up 30.8% to $311.03 million, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology and the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total is up 7.8% from the total of $288.54 million reported for December 2004.These numbers and all data

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U.S. Market Analysis: Threaded Fasteners

Threaded fasteners represented a market share in 2005 of $6.9 billion, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis. These charts show the top ten industries by SIC code, consuming these products; and the 2005 end-user consumption of these groups sorted by the nine government market regions.Please click on Related Document below for the full

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Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for December 2005

December 2005 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $314.9 billion, up 1.0 percent from the revised November level and were up 8.3 percent from the December 2004 level. The November preliminary estimate was virtually unchanged. December sales

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MDM Inflation Index: January 2006

Modern Distribution Management’s January Inflation Index, which measures a cross-section of industrial supplies, is up 0.78% over the previous month, and up 5.32% from January 2005. Summary of MDM Inflation Index for the past 12 months: January 2006 Index 260.2December 2005 Index 258.1November 2005 Index 256.1October 2005 Index 255.4September 2005 Index 254.3August 2005 Index 253.9July 2005 Index 253.0June

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