October 2022 M&A Roundup: High-Dollar Deals Mark Busy Month - Modern Distribution Management

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October 2022 M&A Roundup: High-Dollar Deals Mark Busy Month

During the month of October, MDM reported on 28 mergers and acquisitions in the industrial distribution and manufacturing sector. Read about them here.
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Momentum in the industrial M&A realm kept steady during the month of October, as MDM reported on nearly 30 deals involving distributors and manufacturers. Several of those acquisitions came with price tags in the hundreds of millions, with one clearing the billions-of-dollars hurdle.

On Oct. 27, Regal Rexnord Corporation said it acquired Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a manufacturer of automation equipment and power transmission components, for approximately $5 billion. Welding equipment and supplies manufacturer Lincoln Electric acquired Fori Automation, a designer and maker of automated welding systems, for $427 million. Meanwhile, Ingersoll Rand reached a deal to acquire SPX’s Air Treatment business for approximately $525 million. For its part, JanSan, foodservice and packaging supplies distributor Envoy Solutions acquired seven Michigan companies, although financial details were not disclosed.

October M&A

Here are the M&A announcements — primarily involving distributors, but also manufacturers that sell through the channel — MDM covered during October (click the headline for more details):

Did we miss anything? Please send M&A announcements to editor@mdm.com. We also welcome suggestions for “Behind the Deal,” our occasional series that takes a deep dive into market-shifting moves in wholesale distribution.

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