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May 25 2017

The State of M&A in Distribution

Volume:

47

Issue:

10

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The merger and acquisition market has cooled a bit since 2015. But it remains strong and is forecasted to flourish in 2017 as private equity looks to deploy capital and strategic buyers look to buy growth in improving conditions. This article looks at the current M&A market in distribution and what’s on tap for the rest of the year.

This article includes:

  • M&A performance
  • What's dragging down market volume?
  • What could alter M&A’s path in 2017

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  • Wholesale Distribution Disrupted, Part 2: Engage to Combat Disruption
  • Top Trends for 2017
  • ‘Digital Branch’ Strategy Drives AD eContent

Earlier this month, W.W. Grainger launched a new website, Gamut.com. It’s a natural waypoint on their digital transformation journey. It also illustrates challenges to traditional business models – and Grainger is not getting a hall pass on this one!

This article includes:

  • Gamut.com's strategy
  • How to target a niche market
  • Grainger's vulnerability

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  • Wholesale Distribution Disrupted, Part 2: Engage to Combat Disruption
  • Top Trends for 2017
  • ‘Digital Branch’ Strategy Drives AD eContent

Safety rules are only effective if they’re enforced before a workplace incident. This article provides tips for creating and enforcing effective safety rules in your workplace, as well as how to get buy-in from your employees on the new approach. 

This article includes:

  • Policy vs. Rule
  • Enforcement
  • Common Targets for Rules

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  • Grainger’s Pricing Solution
  • E-Commerce Inches Toward Maturity
  • Build Revenue with Existing Customers

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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  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: First Quarter 2017
  • How to Navigate Key HR Issues in 2017
  • Market Snapshot: Cutting Tools Market Demand in the United States

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

Table of Contents:

  • 2017 State of M&A in Distribution: ‘Never Been a Better Time to Sell’
  • Commentary: Grainger Scratches Its Niche
  • Don’t Confuse Rules with Policies
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: March 2017
  • MDM Inflation Index: April 2017
  • News Digest

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The merger and acquisition market has cooled a bit since 2015. But it remains strong and is forecasted to flourish in 2017 as private equity looks to deploy capital and strategic buyers look to buy growth in improving conditions. This article looks at the current M&A market in distribution and what’s on tap for the rest of the year.

This article includes:

  • M&A performance
  • What's dragging down market volume?
  • What could alter M&A’s path in 2017

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:

  • Wholesale Distribution Disrupted, Part 2: Engage to Combat Disruption
  • Top Trends for 2017
  • ‘Digital Branch’ Strategy Drives AD eContent

Earlier this month, W.W. Grainger launched a new website, Gamut.com. It’s a natural waypoint on their digital transformation journey. It also illustrates challenges to traditional business models – and Grainger is not getting a hall pass on this one!

This article includes:

  • Gamut.com's strategy
  • How to target a niche market
  • Grainger's vulnerability

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:

  • Wholesale Distribution Disrupted, Part 2: Engage to Combat Disruption
  • Top Trends for 2017
  • ‘Digital Branch’ Strategy Drives AD eContent

Safety rules are only effective if they’re enforced before a workplace incident. This article provides tips for creating and enforcing effective safety rules in your workplace, as well as how to get buy-in from your employees on the new approach. 

This article includes:

  • Policy vs. Rule
  • Enforcement
  • Common Targets for Rules

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:

  • Grainger’s Pricing Solution
  • E-Commerce Inches Toward Maturity
  • Build Revenue with Existing Customers

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:

  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: First Quarter 2017
  • How to Navigate Key HR Issues in 2017
  • Market Snapshot: Cutting Tools Market Demand in the United States

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

Table of Contents:

  • 2017 State of M&A in Distribution: ‘Never Been a Better Time to Sell’
  • Commentary: Grainger Scratches Its Niche
  • Don’t Confuse Rules with Policies
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: March 2017
  • MDM Inflation Index: April 2017
  • News Digest

Are you a subscriber? Simply log-in to view this issue.

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