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October 2017

MDM Industrial Inflation Index: September 2017

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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  • Distribution M&A Playbook, pt. 3: Integration Best Practices
  • Grainger’s Pricing Initiative, pt 2: The Quest for Optimization
  • Commentary: Harvey’s Stark Reminder on Disaster Planning

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples

In this two-page report, available to download in PDF after log-in, we feature data on merger and acquisition trends and financial metrics for the largest publicly traded distributors across diverse sectors in the third quarter of 2017.

In partnership with Houlihan Lokey, an investment banking firm, the report includes data on M&A activity trends across all industries (not just distribution), as well as valuation multiples for deals in all industries.

Download this Issue in PDF: October 25, 2017

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Storms Stunt Distributor Growth
  • Commentary: Data is Only Half the Story
  • Avoid Being Caught by Stupid
  • Third Quarter 2017 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Third Quarter 2017
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: August 2017
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: September 2017
  • MDM News Digest 4720

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