December M&A Roundup


A late December flurry around Anixter International capped off the year of M&A. MDM’s John Gunderson breaks down why WESCO upped its offer for Anixter yet again. The latest move is the second time in as many weeks WESCO has countered a deal first announced at the end of October with private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R).

AD and SafetyNetwork also announced their intent to merge last month, creating AD’s only safety-dedicated division focused on the growth of independent distributors that specialize in the safety market.

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