Today we’re asking Bill Wade - consolidation expert at Wade & Partners and one of the speakers at the Distribution and Manufacturing Profitability Forum - about his session titled "Consolidation Realities: A Guide To The Minefields Of Building Companies Through Acquisition." See what he has to say about why consolidation can be a great thing for a distributor.
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The acquisition complements the geographic footprint of ESAB, as well as expands ESAB's product portfolio into new segments and applications. It brings together two leading organizations with world-class products, technologies, and R&D.
Joe Hayek has joined Worthington Industrial as vice president of mergers & acquisitions and corporate development, a newly created position focused on identifying and acquiring new businesses.
Overall trading has been consistent with expectations at the time of the annual results announcement in February. Acquisition growth continues to be a key part of the company’s strategy and Bunzl announced that it has completed three further acquisitions in Chile, the US and New Zealand.
Within the Johnson Controls portfolio, Air Distribution Technologies will be aligned under the Building Efficiency platform where it will operate with its own brands, distribution channels and employees. The combination of the two companies will be jointly guided by Johnson Controls and Air Distribution Technologies leadership.
Jack Keough weighs in on MSC Industrial Direct's second quarter earnings, including MSC's President and CEO Erik Gershwind's comments to financial analysts that manufacturing, particularly the metalworking sector, has “improved considerably” from what had been occurring during the past 18 months.
Atlas Copco’s U.S.-based Quincy Compressor LLC has agreed to acquire the compressor business of National Pump & Compressor Ltd. and McKenzie Compressed Air Inc. in the United States.
These two acquisitions bring two new product lines to Tennsco: SpacePro mobile shelving and Kompakt Systems mobile shelving. All three companies have a long history of successful partnering, making this merger a natural progression.
With 2013 pro-forma sales of approximately $2.5 billion, Motorola's Enterprise business is an industry leader in mobile computing and advanced data capture communications technologies and services.
About 125 employees in a variety of sales and service roles joined Quincy Compressor from NPC and McKenzie. The acquired branches now form Quincy’s direct sales and service centers in Texas, which ranks as one of the largest and most rapidly growing economies in the United States.
Saint-Gobain sold its entire stake in Verallia North America to the Ardagh group based on an enterprise value of US$ 1,694 million (€1,275 million). The transaction will reduce the group’s net debt by an estimated €925 million and follows the agreement reached with the US anti-trust authorities.
Premier Oil Services, a provider of motors to the hydraulic fracturing industry, has acquired 100% of Perfect Metals USA for 9,000,000 shares of its common stock.
This partnership is designed to enhance customer field support by combining Draeger’s portfolio with United Central’s comprehensive sales and support network.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Middlefield, CT, Zygo is a leading provider of optical metrology solutions, high precision optics, and optical assemblies for use in a wide range of scientific, industrial, and medical applications.
Net sales for the fiscal second quarter 2014 were $661.5 million, an increase of 16.2% over net sales of $569.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. The acquired Barnes Distribution North America business contributed $69.8 million to net sales in the fiscal second quarter 2014.
ATC is a plastic injection molder, offering complete, turnkey plastic injection molding capabilities, as well as fully-staffed and equipped in-house molding and tooling expertise to customers in high growth markets. Thixoforming is a provider of magnesium injection molding, producing complex, high-density injection molding components from magnesium alloys.
The acquisition, which strengthens Alfa Laval’s fluid handling portfolio by adding a unique pumping technology, will further reinforce Alfa Laval’s position as a leading supplier to the marine and offshore oil & gas markets.
Two of the world's largest suppliers of building materials announced plans for a "merger of equals" Monday that would create an industry giant with a combined 32 billion euros ($44 billion) in annual revenues.
Private equity firm The Blackstone Group will buy industrial products maker Gates Corp. for $5.4 billion, according to Gates' owners.
One acquisition candidate is a fabricator of sheet metal components using drop hammer and hydro-forming machinery located in the Southwestern United States. The other acquisition target, located in New England, is a logistics company which aggregates products and assembles kits of equipment for the U.S. Military and Government.
MGM Electric has been in business for over 25 years, becoming a leading full line electrical supply and lighting wholesaler in Thunder Bay and North Western Ontario.
Dentec Safety Specialists announced that Dentec has purchased the US Safety respirator operation from MCR Safety. Dente said, “the Comfort-Air and Comfort-Ease products have unique designs that will provide our customers with a reason to reconsider their half mask and full face mask needs going forward”.
Beginning April 1st, Automation Service will be a distributor of AMETEK- US Gauge products across the United States. This marks the first expansion into the original equipment manufacturer market in the near 60-year history of the company.
Contrary to market rumors, Metso is currently not and has not been engaged in discussions with Weir although it is in the process of considering Weir's proposal.
The transaction makes XPO Logistics the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, and the largest cross-border Mexico provider. Its contractual arrangements with rail carriers provide access to more than 60,000 miles of network rail routes.
“This partnership allows us to access new buyers looking for progressive cavity pumps and focus our energy on high-quality leads,” says Andy Kosiak, Moyno Municipal Market Manager. “We look forward to building this relationship with PumpScout to help customers easily find the pumps that match their projects.”
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