Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

12500 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport New, Virginia 23602
United States,
(757)874-7795
www.ferguson.com

Ferguson is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked by trade publications as the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings(PVF) in the US. It is also the fourth largest distributor of heating and cooling equipment (HVAC/R) and the second largest company within the waterworks industry.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 31 - 1 5 6 3 46
vol $41M $41M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 - - 1 2
vol $32M $32M
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Largest Kennametal - Full Service Supply Division
$41M (2005-04-07)
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Largest Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc.
$32M (2014-11-21)

Ferguson Enterprises was acquired by Wolseley on December 14, 1982.

Ferguson Enterprises has acquired 46 companies of its own, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Ferguson Enterprises’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Kennametal - Full Service Supply Division for $41M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Specialty Pipe & Tube to Synalloy for $32M. Ferguson Enterprises has acquired in 24 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (77%) and building materials (11%).

When analyzing the distribution sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 284 distribution companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 35 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 14 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic distribution acquirer over the past 3 years is Bunzl, with 20 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the distribution sector over the past 3 years is Advent International Corp. with 4 platform acquisitions.

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