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May 25 2015

M&A Heats Up & 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2

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45

Issue:

10

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Unlike previous cycles of strong merger and acquisition activity in distribution, todays market is unique in that strategic buyers and private equity firms are going after the same targets, setting the stage for an especially compelling consolidation story in the second half of 2015.

This article includes:

  • The role of strategic buyers and private equity firms in M&A
  • Distribution sectors currently seeing the most M&A activity
  • Potential negative influences to M&A

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  • First Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • IDGs Journey to Sonepar
  • Tackling the Profitability Yo-Yo
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The fourth annual MDM distribution e-commerce survey conducted with Real Results Marketing revealed that the barrier to entry for e-commerce has lessened, but distributors are still deciding if they should launch e-commerce capability on their websites.

Part 1 of this series showed how the industry’s e-commerce offerings are maturing.

This article includes:

  • Why distributors might be reluctant to launch an e-commerce capability
  • Marketing vehicle effectiveness and spend
  • An overview of the integrated marketing approach

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  • Amazons B2B Move Reduces Threat
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change

Technology is great, but sometimes it can cut into a companys productivity.

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  • Preparing for the Worst
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution: E-Commerce on Path to Maturity

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

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  • First Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • MDM/Baird Distribution Survey: Disruptions Stunt Growth
  • Market Analysis: Welding Gases & Equipment Consumption in North America
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This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • M&A Competition Heating Up
  • Commentary: Multitasked to Distraction
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2: Integrate or Stagnate
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Date: March 2015
  • MDM Inflation Index: April 2015
  • News Digest

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MA

Unlike previous cycles of strong merger and acquisition activity in distribution, todays market is unique in that strategic buyers and private equity firms are going after the same targets, setting the stage for an especially compelling consolidation story in the second half of 2015.

This article includes:

  • The role of strategic buyers and private equity firms in M&A
  • Distribution sectors currently seeing the most M&A activity
  • Potential negative influences to M&A

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • First Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • IDGs Journey to Sonepar
  • Tackling the Profitability Yo-Yo
shopkey-small

The fourth annual MDM distribution e-commerce survey conducted with Real Results Marketing revealed that the barrier to entry for e-commerce has lessened, but distributors are still deciding if they should launch e-commerce capability on their websites.

Part 1 of this series showed how the industry’s e-commerce offerings are maturing.

This article includes:

  • Why distributors might be reluctant to launch an e-commerce capability
  • Marketing vehicle effectiveness and spend
  • An overview of the integrated marketing approach

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Amazons B2B Move Reduces Threat
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change

Technology is great, but sometimes it can cut into a companys productivity.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Preparing for the Worst
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution: E-Commerce on Path to Maturity

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

Subscribers should log-in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • First Quarter 2015 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • MDM/Baird Distribution Survey: Disruptions Stunt Growth
  • Market Analysis: Welding Gases & Equipment Consumption in North America
4510Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • M&A Competition Heating Up
  • Commentary: Multitasked to Distraction
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2: Integrate or Stagnate
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Date: March 2015
  • MDM Inflation Index: April 2015
  • News Digest

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