M&A Deal Summary

Anixter International Acquires MFU Holding

On October 1, 2006, Anixter International acquired distribution company MFU Holding from Consilium Sgr for 58M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Anixter International’s 6th transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is Anixter International’s 6th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Anixter International’s 1st transaction in Italy.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-10-01
Target MFU Holding
Sector Distribution
Buyer(s) Anixter International
Sellers(s) Consilium Sgr
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 58M USD

Target

MFU Holding

Brescia, Italy
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MFU Holding S.p.A., a wholesaler of fasteners and related products. MFU introduced value added services to its customers becoming the Italian independent operator in the fasteners distribution sector. MFU offers its customers services ranging from quality control to category management and integrated logistics.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Anixter International

Glenview, Illinois, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1957
Sector Distribution
Employees9,300
Revenue 8.4B USD (2018)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Anixter's corporate headquarters in Glenview, Illinois.
Entrance to Anixter's corporate headquarters in Glenview, Illinois.

Anixter International, Inc. is a distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions, and Utility Power Solutions. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, Anixter offers full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Anixter International, Inc. was formed in 1957 and is based in Glenview, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 16
Sector (Distribution) 6 of 15
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 13
Country (Italy) 1 of 1
Year (2006) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 10
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-05-26 Infast Group

Gloucester, United Kingdom

Infast Group Ltd., a distributor of fasteners and other inventory components to original equipment manufacturers.

Buy $72M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-04-18 Total Supply Solutions

Manchester, United Kingdom

Total Supply Solutions Ltd. is a fastener distributor.

Buy $8M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Consilium Sgr

Milan, Italy

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 341M EUR
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Consilium is a private equity firm focused on small to mid-sized Italian companies. Consilium prefers to make majority investments and generally targets businesses generating €20 to €80 million in revenues. Prospective companies typically have strong management and a clear 'path to exit'. Consilium was formed in 2005 and is based in Milan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 9
Sector (Distribution) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
Country (Italy) 1 of 9
Year (2006) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-04-01 BBI Electric

Brescia, Italy

BBI electric, based near Brescia (Northern Italy), is a recently set-up company, active in the design and production of busbar trunking systems used for the distribution of electric power in industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Founded by managers with over 20 years of industry experience, the company is characterised by the technological leadership of its products and the efficiency of its streamlined an highly automated production process.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-01 Gelit Srl

Doganella di Ninfa, Italy

Gelit Srl is a production of private label frozen ready meals sold in Italy and abroad. Recognised for its ability to develop new recipes and the extensive production flexibility in its Cisterna di Latina-based plant position, Gelit is the key first-meal and crepes private-label supplier for most of the main Italian Large Scale Retailers. Gelit was established in 1977 and is based in Doganella di Ninfa, Italy.

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