The BGL Industrials Insider — Mergers and acquisitions in the industrial distribution sector remain active despite market uncertainty


CLEVELAND, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to an industry report published by the Investment Banking Industrial Distribution team of Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL).

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In the report, BGL examines the current state of the M&A market as well as the overall market and near-term outlook. Distributors navigate in a hectic environment. Supply chains and supply remain affected but have improved, and inflation and prices are the main concerns. Labor constraints, which have driven automation and efficiency, are easing. Distributors that have shown resilience benefit from the strength of their portfolio and balance sheet to withstand any volatility.

A sustained deal flow is indicative of the general investor interest in all retail sub-sectors and the active participation of strategic and financial buyers.

  • Strategic buyers cite active pipelines and actively pursue mergers and acquisitions to diversify portfolios and expand product, customer and geographic markets. Motion Industries (Kaman Distribution Group) and Rexel (Mayer Electric) and are among the strategic buyers to have recently announced major transactions.
  • The acquisition of Vallen Distribution by Nautic Partners was a headliner in private equity deal activity, illustrating continued interest in deploying dry powder in well-run distribution businesses as platforms. forms of growth.
  • Serial acquirers continue their buying spree, with Core & Main, Winsupply, Ferguson and SRS Distribution among buyers aggressively seeking acquisition growth.

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