Below is a chronological recap of M&A activity that occurred in the fourth quarter 2017 (October - December). Of course, this doesn’t cover every deal that’s happened, as not every distributor or supplier acquisition is made public. I’ve also included divestments in this list. Some of these deals were finalized earlier, but weren't announced immediately. And, while some of the companies involved here aren't 'industrial' distributors or suppliers by definition, they are still relevant enough to the market to warrant inclusion.