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Q&A: Building Companies Through Acquisition

April 23, 2014 3:13 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

Olympus Partners To Acquire Pregis Corp. North America

April 22, 2014 11:02 am | by Olympus Partners | News | Comments

In North America, Pregis operates 14 facilities producing a...

Milwuakee Tool In Process Of Acquiring Empire Level

April 22, 2014 10:41 am | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Empire Level is a designer and producer of levels, squares, layout tools, and caution tape in...

Green Automotive Company Acquires Blackhawk Manufacturing Inc.

April 21, 2014 10:36 am | by Green Automotive Company | News | Comments

Blackhawk is a manufacturer of specialist composite materials with facilities in Bloomington, CA...

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ESAB Completes Colfax Acquisition Of Victor Technologies

April 17, 2014 9:53 am | by ESAB | News | Comments

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.   

Worthington Names Vice President Of Mergers & Acquisitions

April 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Worthington Industries | News | Comments

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.             

Bunzl Announces Sales Data, Acquisitions In Chile; The U.S.; New Zealand

April 16, 2014 9:53 am | by Bunzl plc | News | Comments

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.


Johnson Controls To Acquire Air Distribution Technologies For $1.6B

April 16, 2014 9:40 am | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

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.

MSC Sees Improvement In Manufacturing, Government Sales

April 16, 2014 9:36 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

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 To Acquire Two U.S. Compressor Distributors

April 15, 2014 1:25 pm | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

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.             

Tennsco Corporation Makes Two Acquisitions

April 15, 2014 10:46 am | by Tennsco Corp. | News | Comments

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.   

Zebra Technologies To Acquire Enterprise Business From Motorola Solutions For $3.45B

April 15, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

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.          


Quincy Compressor To Acquire Compressed Air Assets Of Texas Distributors

April 15, 2014 10:23 am | by Quincy Compressor | News | Comments

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 Completes Sale Of Verallia; Announces New American Headquarters

April 15, 2014 10:17 am | News | Comments

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 Acquires Perfect Metals USA

April 14, 2014 10:18 am | by Premier Oil Services | News | Comments

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.                

Dräger & United Central Industrial Supply Launch Partnership In Mining Industry

April 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Dräger & United Central Industrial Supply | News | Comments

This partnership is designed to enhance customer field support by combining Draeger’s portfolio with United Central’s comprehensive sales and support network.                  

AMETEK To Acquire Zygo Corporation

April 11, 2014 10:45 am | by AMETEK | News | Comments

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.    


Barnes Acquisition Helps Boost MSC 2Q Sales 16.2%

April 10, 2014 10:23 am | by MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. | News | Comments

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.

ARC Group Worldwide Acquires Advance Tooling Concepts & Thixoforming

April 8, 2014 10:04 am | by ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. | News | Comments

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.

Alfa Laval Acquires Frank Mohn AS

April 8, 2014 9:26 am | by Alfa Laval | News | Comments

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 Massive Cement Makers Merge In Europe

April 7, 2014 11:22 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.            

Blackstone To Buy Manufacturer Gates For $5.4B

April 7, 2014 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Private equity firm The Blackstone Group will buy industrial products maker Gates Corp. for $5.4 billion, according to Gates' owners.                    

Air Industries Group Announces Acquisition, Possibly Two Others

April 2, 2014 4:51 pm | by Air Industries Group | News | Comments

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.

Sonepar Canada Acquires MGM Electric Ltd.

April 2, 2014 12:43 pm | by Sonepar Canada | News | Comments

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 Makes Acquisition

April 1, 2014 4:03 pm | by Dentec Safety Specialists | News | Comments

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”.

Automation Service Announces Partnership With Ametek

April 1, 2014 10:08 am | by Automation Service | News | Comments

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.      

Metso Comments on Market Rumors Of Acquisition By Weir

April 1, 2014 9:57 am | by Metso Corporation | News | Comments

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.               

XPO Logistics Completes Acquisition Of Pacer International

April 1, 2014 9:50 am | by XPO Logistics | News | Comments

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.

Moyno & PumpScout Partner To Reach More Buyers

March 31, 2014 10:31 am | by PumpScout | News | Comments

“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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