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Day: August 10, 2015

Behind the Deal: Anixter & HD Supply

Anixter International Inc. recently announced it would acquire HD Supplys Power Solutions division, one of its core lines of business. This article looks at how the $825 million deal benefits both companies.

This article includes:

  • What led Anixter to the decision to buy
  • Why HD Supply wanted to sell its Power Solutions division
  • What is next for Anixter

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Table of Contents:

  • Behind the Deal: Anixter & HD Supply
  • Commentary: The Next Normal for M&A
  • Behind Fergusons Acquisitive Year
  • Global Industrial M&A Activity Keeps Pace in 2Q15
  • Market Analysis: Abrasives Consumption in the United States
  • News Digest

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Global Industrial M&A Activity Keeps Pace in 2Q15

Global industrial M&A activity maintained a strong pace in 2Q15 despite lackluster transaction volume in the United States and a notable drop off in cross-border activity, according to PwC's quarterly analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the industrial manufacturing industry.

This article includes:

  • The number of deals valued at $50 million or more
  • How executives view the consolidation climate
  • A breakdown of M&A activity by global region

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  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth
  • Second Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Market Analysis: Abrasives Consumption in the United States

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of abrasives products by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Headwinds Intensify
  • Market Analysis: Plastics Consumption in North America
  • Global Companies Pose Threat in U.S.

MDM Interview: Behind Ferguson’s Acquisitive Year

Fiscal 2015 was an acquisitive year for HVAC & plumbing distributor Ferguson, Newport News, VA. The distributor more than tripled the number of completed acquisitions it saw in fiscal 2014. CEO Frank Roach recently spoke with Editor Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier about the companys acquisition strategy and how it fits into the overall growth strategy.

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  • Ferguson's growth strategy
  • Discussion of current M&A conditions and activity
  • Ferguson's approach to integration

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  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth
  • Second Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation