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January 5, 2024

Ascent Industries Sells Specialty Pipe & Tube for $55 Million

Ascent Industries Co., an industrials company focused on the production and distribution of industrial tubular products and specialty chemicals, announced the sale of the business of Specialty Pipe &...

By Staff Reports

August 18, 2023

An Uncertain Economy Brings The Focus Inward

The uncertainty of the current state of the economy has driven Jim Banovich, CEO of Marsh Electronics to invest into the company and start getting it in position for the next generation and the next...

By Adam Burroughs

June 23, 2023

Cumberland Diversified Metals Acquired by Slate Capital

Slate Capital Group, a private equity investment group based in Baltimore, Nashville, and Cincinnati that partners with lower-middle market companies, announced its acquisition of Cleveland’s...

By Dan Pender

August 11, 2020

Pipeline Packaging Acquires Houston Based HAZMATPAC, Inc.

Pipeline Packaging, a distributor of rigid industrial containers, has acquired HAZMATPAC Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of packaging containers for the transport of hazardous materials....

By Adam Burroughs

June 22, 2020

WESCO completes Anixter merger

WESCO International Inc., a Pittsburgh-headquartered provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, has completed its merger with Anixter International Inc., creating a global B2B distribution and supply chain solutions company....

By Jayne Gest

April 27, 2020

MWE Sales recapitalizes with funding from Provariant, Tecum

Midwest Equipment Sales has taken on investment partners in order to grow the Columbus-headquartered business. The funding was led by Provariant Equity Partners, with investment from Tecum Capital Partners, the existing CEO and Centerfield Capital Partners....

By Jayne Gest

January 8, 2020

Network Services Co. Closes Deal With Strategic Market Alliance

The Schaumburg-based company expects to generate over $20 billion in revenue with over 130 distributor members and more than 900 locations in 52 countries....

By Mark Scott

November 19, 2019

Network Services, SMA Agree To Merge, Create $22B Company

The combined company, which will retain the Network Services name, expects to have more than 130 distributor members and over 900 locations in 50 countries....

By Mark Scott

October 2, 2019

TPC Wire & Cable buys Pittsburgh Wire and Cable

Macedonia, Ohio-based TPC Wire & Cable Corp. has completed the purchase of Pittsburgh Wire and Cable Inc. The acquisition allows TPC to further penetrate new end user markets and expand its current portfolio of high-performance wire and cable solutions....

By Jayne Gest

September 23, 2019

Maroon Group grows distribution capabilities with Cambrian Solutions acquisition

This marks Maroon Group’s 10th add-on acquisition and significantly extends the company’s North American footprint....

By Adam Burroughs

September 20, 2019

Gregory Cessna On Why Due Diligence Drives Post-Deal Synergies

The CEO of Consumer Fresh Produce says the work that’s done before the deal paperwork is signed is often the most critical to long-term success....

By Jayne Gest

September 5, 2019

Warren Anderson: Early McDonald's Deal Built Distribution Powerhouse

Warren Anderson admits his approach to dealmaking is less refined than that of many entrepreneurs. “I'm kind of like a cowboy,” the founder of The Anderson-DuBose Co. says....

By Mark Scott

August 6, 2019

Dot Family Holdings buys OmniCable

West Chester’s OmniCable is set to be acquired by a subsidiary of Dot Holdings Co (DHC), which is owned by Dot Family Holdings (DFH), and join its portfolio of companies....

By Adam Burroughs

August 6, 2019

3 Rivers Capital buys Interlight

Pittsburgh PE firm 3 Rivers Capital has acquired Interlight, a family-owned and operated online distributor of specialty and replacement products that focuses on rare, hard-to-find light bulbs and batteries. 3RC will work to build on the value of the company, which is headquartered outside of Chicago, by collaborating with Interlight’s current management team....

By Jayne Gest

July 26, 2019

Maroon Group buys Amsyn

The national distributor of specialty chemicals to the coatings, lubricants, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries will continue to be led by current management....

By Adam Burroughs

June 26, 2019

DawnChem bought by Nichols

DawnChem, a family owned and operated cleaning supplies and equipment company in Cleveland, has been acquired by Nichols, a Norton Shores, Mich.-based distributor to the industrial, food processing, education, building service contractors, health care and hospitality industries....

By Adam Burroughs

June 18, 2019

Ohio Transmission Corp. buys Wisconsin, Minnesota companies

Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering will continue to operate under their current names and with current management, including President George Furey and Vice President Jack Furey....

By Jayne Gest

June 13, 2019

WESCO and Plug and Play launch accelerator

The Silicon Valley organization's newest accelerator, B2B Sales and Distribution, will focus on industry-specific startups and their technologies....

By Jayne Gest

May 14, 2019

Three Rivers Packaging purchased by The Cary Company

The McKees Rocks company, which initially focused on the sale of new and reconditioned steel drums, has evolved to become the area’s leading IBC re-bottler/reconditioner....

By Jayne Gest

May 3, 2019

Incline’s Continental Batteries makes two more acquisitions

Incline Equity Partners’ portfolio company Continental Batteries has acquired Metroplex Battery and Ellis Battery, distributors of aftermarket batteries. This marks eight acquisitions for Continental in nine months....

By Jayne Gest

May 3, 2019

Midwest Industrial Rubber, an Incline co., closes fifth acquisition

Midwest Industrial Rubber, a portfolio company of Pittsburgh’s Incline Equity Partners, has acquired The Atlanta Belting Co., a specialty fabricator and distributor of lightweight conveyor belting and accessories....

By Jayne Gest

April 24, 2019

OTC's Philip Derrow: On ESOPs, culture and getting good advice

Ohio Transmission CEO Phil Derrow, talks about the challenges of ESOPs, openness during transactions and two important rules when making deals....

By Jayne Gest

April 10, 2019

Ohio Transmission sold to Genstar Capital

Ohio Transmission Corp. has been acquired by Genstar Capital, a San Francisco private equity firm. The new owners will support OTC’s strategy of product and geographic expansion organically as well as through strategic acquisitions....

By Jayne Gest

March 14, 2019

Incline Equity’s Continental Batteries gets a boost, buys Battery Sales & Service

Continental Batteries, a battery distributor and a portfolio company of Pittsburgh private equity firm Incline Equity Partners, is acquiring Battery Sales & Service in its sixth acquisition in just over seven months....

By Adam Burroughs

December 12, 2018

Alpha Imaging adds sales and service partner

Alpha Imaging, a Cleveland distributor of advanced medical imaging equipment, has acquired Modern Imaging of Massachusetts....

By Adam Burroughs

September 28, 2018

Stelfast acquired by Harbour Group’s Lindstrom

Stelfast is a stocking master distributor of fasteners and specialty parts with 10 distribution locations across North America....

By Adam Burroughs

June 8, 2018

IMCD’s John Mastrantoni

John Mastrantoni shares his advice on how to maximize results and minimize surprises by preparing — personally and financially — for the sale of your business....

By Brooke Bilyj

May 18, 2018

Maroon Group picks up 8th add-on under CI Capital

Maroon has acquired J. Tech Sales, a national distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients....

By Adam Burroughs

April 19, 2018

Goodyear, Bridgestone form national distributor, TireHub

TireHub, which will be run by an independent management team, is a 50-50 joint venture between Goodyear and Bridgestone that will offer a comprehensive range of passenger and light truck tires....

By Adam Burroughs