MSC Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distribution Company

MSC has acquired 8 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

MSC’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Barnes Group - North American Distribution Business for $550M. MSC has acquired in 6 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 2

MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (MSC)

75 Maxess Road,
Melville, New York 11747
United States,
(516) 812-2000
www.mscdirect.com

MSC is one of the direct marketers and premier distributors of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States. MSC employs sales forces and distributes over 500,000 industrial products from over 2000 suppliers to over 300,000 customers. MSC was founded in 1941 and is based in Melville, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 5 1 1 - - - 7
vol $911M $911M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
All Integrated Solutions (AIS) 2018-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Franksville, Wisconsin · www.allintegrated.com
DECO Tool Supply Co. 2017-08-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Locust Grove, Georgia · www.decotool.com
Barnes Group - North American Distribution Business 2013-04-22 550M USD Divestiture
Cleveland, Ohio
American Tool Supply, Inc. 2011-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicopee,, Massachusetts
American Specialty Grinding Co., Inc. 2011-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicopee,, Massachusetts
Rutland Tool & Supply Co., Inc. 2010-11-09 11M USD Divestiture
Whittier,, California
J&L America, Inc. (dba J&L Industrial Supply) 2006-06-08 350M USD Divestiture
Southfield, Michigan
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 7 (100%) 911M (100%) - -
Total 7 $911M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 911M - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 550M - -
  Michigan 1 350M - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  California 1 11M - -
Total 7 $911M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $900M
< $100M 1 $11M
TOTAL $911M
Largest Barnes Group - North American Distribution Business
$550M (2013-04-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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