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Day: July 5, 2007

Wolseley Adds Five Bolt-On Acquisitions

Wolseley plc, distributor of plumbing and heating products to contractors and a supplier of building materials, has made five bolt-on acquisitions. In a full year, these bolt-on acquisitions are expected to add about 28 million pounds to total revenue.

Since Aug. 1, 2006, the start of Wolseley's financial year, a total of 41 bolt-on acquisitions in Europe and North America have been completed. These 41 acquisitions are expected to add approximately 656 million pounds (US$1,312 million) to Group revenue in a full year.
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In addition, on Sept. 25, 2006, Wolseley plc completed the acquisition of DT Group, which brings aggregate acquisition spend for the year to 1,713 million pounds (US$3,426 million).
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Watsco to Acquire $240M ACR Group, Inc.

Watsco, Inc., Coconut Grove, FL, has agreed to buy ACR Group, Inc. for $6.75 a share in cash, a 42% premium to the 90-day average closing price. ACR is a $240 million distributor of air conditioning and heating products.

ACR, Houston, TX, operates from 54 locations serving over 12,000 air conditioning and heating contractors throughout Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada and New Mexico. ACR has 503 employees and distributes a full line of air conditioning and heating equipment and related parts and supplies of 20,000 SKUs.

ACR ranked #7 in Supply House Times magazine's 2007 list of the top 50 HVAC distributors in the U.S.

Watsco is an independent distributor of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration ...

Regal Beloit to Buy Tecumseh’s Electric Motor, Blower Businesses

Regal Beloit Corporation, Beloit, WI, has agreed to buy the electric motor and blower businesses of Tecumseh Products Company. Regal Beloit will acquire the assets of the FASCO Residential/Commercial operations and the stock of the FASCO Asia/Pacific operations of Tecumseh (FASCO). Tecumseh's FASCO Automotive/Specialty business is not part of this transaction.

The FASCO businesses that Regal Beloit is acquiring manufacture and market motors and blower systems for air moving applications including alternative fuels systems, water heaters and HVAC systems. Regal Beloit expects the acquired businesses to add $290 million of sales in 2008.

The transaction is valued at $220 million in cash.

Regal Beloit is a manufacturer of mechanical and electrical motion ...