Rexel SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distribution Company

Rexel SA has acquired 26 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Rexel SA has acquired in 4 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (85%) and software (8%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Rexel SA

13 Boulevard du Fort de Vaux CS 60002 Cedex 17,
Paris, 75017
France,
33-1-42-85-85-00
www.rexel.com

Rexel is a distributor of electrical parts and supplies. The Company supplies customers involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and renovation and currently has a network of approximately 1,700 branches in 29 countries, providing over 1.2 million products and related services. Rexel was founded in 1967 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 24 - - - - 2 26
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trace Software International S.A.S 2021-03-17 - Stake Purchase
Roubaix, France · www.trace-software.com
Freshmile Services SAS 2021-03-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Entzheim, France · www.freshmile.com
Gexpro Services 2019-12-31 - Divestiture
Shelton, Connecticut · www.gexpro.com
Sofinther 2015-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Nantes, France
LENN International Pte. Ltd. 2013-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.lenninternational.com
Munro Distributing Co., Inc. 2012-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Fall River, Massachusetts · www.munroelectric.com
Platt Electric Supply, Inc. 2012-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Beaverton, Oregon · www.platt.com
Société Commerciale Toutelectric SA 2012-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Toulouse, France · www.toutelectric.fr
La Grange 2012-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Ghent, Belgium
Wilts Electrical Wholesalers 2012-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Wiltshire, United Kingdom · www.wilts.co.uk
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Rexel Canada Electrical, Inc.    - WESCO Utility Business 2021-02-01 1
Mississauga, Ontario · www.rexel.ca , Ontario

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 22 (85%) - 2 (100%) -
Software 2 (8%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - - -
Total 26 - 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
France 5 - 1 -
United States 4 - 1 -
  Connecticut 1 - 1 -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
China 4 - - -
Brazil 3 - - -
Belgium 2 - - -
India 2 - - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  New Brunswick 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (19%) - 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 21 (81%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 26 - 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1
Legal Deals
Sidley Austin LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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