Bloomberg News has reported that two groups of private equity firms are prepared to submit final bids  ; of $10 billion  ; for Home Depot's wholesale business, HD Supply. They are: Bain Capital LLC, Carlyle Group and Clayton Dubilier & Rice Inc.; and the pairing of  ; Thomas H. Lee Partners LP and CCMP Capital Advisors LLC.
Final bids are apparently due Friday. This report is similar to that reported by MDM  ; in early March.
Clayton Dubilier & Rice is the most recognizable among the teams in the distribution world, as it most recently invested in global electrical distributor Rexel Inc., and recently