Day: September 25, 2015

M&A: Easing the Transition

In some ways, the financial and legal details of a merger or acquisition are the easy part. Once those pieces are in place, the challenge becomes uniting companies that have their own distinct histories, cultures and processes.

This article includes:

  • The importance of finding a cultural fit
  • Tips for easing the transition
  • Integrating people and technology

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  • M&A Competition Heating Up
  • Second Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • The Challenge of Noncompetes

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Table of Contents:

  • M&A: Easing the Transition
  • Commentary: The Power of Precision Thinking
  • Case Study: Stellars Impactful Deal
  • CFO Global Business Outlook: Labor Markets Tighten
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Date: July 2015
  • MDM Inflation Index: August 2015
  • News Digest

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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: August 2015

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

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  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Second Quarter 2015
  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Headwinds Intensify
  • Market Analysis: Bearings Consumption in the United States

CFO Global Business Outlook: Labor Markets Tighten

U.S. firms are struggling to fill key positions, according to the latest Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook.

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  • Distributors Combine Traditional, New Means for Recruiting
  • CFO Optimism Not Rattled by Economic Tremors
  • College Connection: Virtuous Cycle

Commentary: The Power of Precision Thinking

Distributors that adjust their service models emerge stronger fromany economic cycle.

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  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Distributors Adapt to More Sophisticated Supply Chain
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics

Case Study: Stellar’s Impactful Deal

MRO distributor Stellar Industrial Supply, Tacoma, WA, found an ideal acquisition target in Impact Industrial Supplies, Tampa Bay, FL. The companies CEOs spoke with MDM about the deal that merged like-minded organizations with similar goals and cultures.

This article includes:

  • How the relationship between the two companies evolved
  • Creating a smooth transition for employees
  • Advice for successful M&A deals

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  • Behind the Deal: Anixter & HD Supply
  • Global Industrial M&A Activity Keeps Pace in 2Q15
  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth