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MDM News Digest 3515

August 12, 2005


Interline Brands, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., announced the
acquisition of Copperfield (CCS Enterprises, Inc.), a national
distributor and direct marketer of specialty ventilation and chimney maintenance
products for $70 million. Copperfield, headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa, brings
annual sales of $41 million. See article href="/Admin/issues/35_15/news/2764-1.html"
target=_blank>here
.


Barnes Group Inc., Bristol, CT, has acquired the stock
of Toolcom Supplies Ltd., of Edinburgh, Scotland, a distributor of
maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies and replacement parts in the
United Kingdom. Toolcom will be integrated into Barnes Group's Barnes
Distribution business, strengthening its market presence in the UK. The purchase
price of $13.4 million is being paid with available cash. See Article href="/Admin/issues/35_15/news/2765-1.html"
target=_blank>here


1sourcesupplies, Inc.
announces the building of its distributor alliance with the founding members of
Ball Supply, Blanchard Industrial, Ideal Machinery and
IMC Supply. 1sourcesupplies combines its innovative
integrated supply platform with the local independent distributor's technical
knowledge. Operation leadership is provided by industry veterans Cary Rawlings,
vice president of sales, and Michael Baygood, director of business
development.


Bunzl Distribution, Inc., St. Louis, MO, a supplier of
disposable paper and plastic packaging to supplies to an array of businesses and
industries, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
SOFCO, a division of US Foodservice, based in New York State. The
acquisition of SOFCO will expand Bunzl's opportunities in janitorial and
sanitary maintenance, as well as in the grocery, redistribution, healthcare and
industrial sectors.


Canadian plumbing and heating
wholesaler Deschenes Group, Montreal, PQ, announced its acquisition of
Bardon Supplies Ltd., an Ontario-based wholesale distributor of plumbing,
HVAC and industrial pipe, valves and fittings. The deal brings branch locations
and broadened product sales mix to complement two Deschenes Group subsidiaries,
Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply and Boone Plumbing and
Heating Supply in Ontario, says Martin Deschenes, president and CEO. Bardon
Supplies, which was founded 36 years ago by the Raycroft family, will retain its
name and operational structure under the leadership of Barry Raycroft and his
management team. The combined company will have 1,100 employees.


Stock Building
Supply, Raleigh, NC, has
acquired East Haven Builders Supply, Inc., East Haven, CT. Founded in
1960, East Haven has current annual sales of approximately $75 million, adds 160
associates to the Stock family and has two locations in East Haven, CT, kitchen
cabinet showrooms in Wilton and Glastonbury, CT, a warehouse and a vehicle
maintenance facility. Stock Building Supply now operates 255 locations in 30
states, with reported sales of $3.6 billion in the fiscal year 2004; ending July
31st. Stock Building Supply is a subsidiary of Wolseley plc of Theale, England,
which had worldwide sales in fiscal year 2004 of over $18 billion. Wolseley is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange as WOS. 


Parker Hannifin
Corporation, Cleveland, OH,
has agreed to acquire the domnick hunter group plc in a cash offer for all
outstanding shares. Currently traded on the London Stock Exchange, domnick
hunter, founded in 1963, is an international group of companies specializing in
the manufacture of filtration, separation, and purification products and
technologies for a wide range of markets. The domnick hunter group is
headquartered in Durham, United Kingdom, and employs 1,900 people, who will
become part of Parker's

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