While no blockbuster deals were announced, the distribution M&A landscape in August maintained a steady pace of activity, with continued consolidation of single-market and smaller regional companies by national consolidators across the usual sectors. It’s an indicator that distribution M&A markets continue to be extremely favorable for strategic buyers.
For both distributor and manufacturer acquisitions during August, the continued theme for 2018 has been the addition of specialty services and capability, as more national distributors continue to add both geographic reach and more differentiated service capabilities.
Here are the deals MDM reported on in August:
Northwest Pipe Acquires Ameron Water Transmission Group
Atlas Copco Acquires Quiss
Sandvik Acquires Custom Electric Manufacturing
Bunzl Acquires Enor Group
Core & Main Acquires Assets of Finish Line Systems, LLC
Core & Main Acquires Assets of DOT Sales Company
Ferguson Acquires Jones Stephens
Ferguson Acquires Four Companies in July
L&W Supply Acquires Rose & Walker
U.S. LUMBER to Acquire Alexandria Moulding
ABC Supply Acquires Landis Supply
SRS Distribution Acquires Crown C Supply
Sealed Air Acquires AFP, Inc.
Air Products Acquires Rotoflow
Tech Air Acquires Speed Industrial Supply
Wolseley Industrial Group Acquires Action Automation
Munch’s Supply Acquires Tommark Company
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