While there were no blockbuster deal announcements across distribution sectors in June, the strong pace of M&A in 2018 continues, with MDM reporting on about a dozen transactions. And the deals last month align with the current themes defining distribution sectors in 2018 – industry consolidators continuing to expand geography, manufacturers divesting to refocus, and specialty distributors expanding product and service capability.
In building materials, U.S. LBM Holdings LLC, Buffalo Grove, IL, has acquired R&K Building Supplies, Gilbert, AZ. The deal expands U.S. LBM’s growing business in the Southwest. Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, WI, acquired the assets of G&F Roof Supply, Inc., a Southern California-based distributor of roofing products with locations in Anaheim, Whittier, and Gardena, CA. The acquisition increases ABC Supply’s footprint in the Los Angeles and Orange County regions.
Ohio Transmission Corp., Columbus, OH, acquired Crimson Electric, Duncan, SC, an electrical apparatus service center serving customers in the Carolinas. The deal expands OTC’s geographic footprint and product mix, adding electric motor repair to its portfolio.
RG Group, York, PA, acquired Morse Fluid Technologies, Ramsey, NJ. MFT provides fluid processing and conveyance components and application engineered solutions. The acquisition strengthens RG Group’s ability to provide pneumatic, electronics, and process products and services to medical and bio-pharmaceutical customers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware markets, the company said.
Fluid power distributor Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, Burbank, CA, completed its acquisition of Seltin Supply, Richardson, TX. Seltin Supply supports Texas’ high-tech marketplace, with a focus on the microelectronics and high-purity space, the companies said. Seltin distributes stainless steel pipe, tube, fittings, valves and other high-purity components from locations in Richardson and Austin, TX. Earlier this year, the company was acquired by fluid power and motion control distributor SunSource Holdings, Inc.
Here are the deals MDM reported on in June: