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December M&A Roundup: Bolt-on, Year-end Deals

December M&A Roundup: Bolt-on, Year-end Deals

January 10, 2019

The overall theme for December M&A activity affecting distribution channels was getting bolt-on deals done before the end of the year. An interesting story impacting many industrial distributors who sell welding/PPE was SureWerx’s acquisition of the Jackson Safety® and WILSON® brands from Kimberly-Clark Professional. The move is part of a global restructuring plan KCP announced a year ago to focus its global safety and scientific businesses on its core PPE categories, including gloves, apparel and eyewear.

It’s a continued platform growth story for SureWerx, a Canadian company that has expanded into the U.S. and sells through distributors servicing the industrial, construction, safety and automotive aftermarket in North America.

Also of note to industrial channels is the announced acquisition, scheduled to complete at the end of this month, of N.H. Bragg by Horizon Solutions. Bragg has been a legacy Maine-based industrial distributor; Horizon has been a long-term regional consolidator in New England across electrical, industrial and safety categories. Both companies are known for their value -added cultures and strong customer relationships. 

Here’s a recap of all the deals in December as reported by MDM.





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