Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, distribution ranked 7 in number of deals in 2010. The largest distribution acquisition in 2010 was Smith International - which was acquired by Schlumberger for $11.0B.
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TruServ Canada operates two warehousing and distribution centers, one of 400,000 square feet in Winnipeg, Manitoba and one of 250,000 square feet in Kitchener, Ontario where it supplies over 40,000 products (SKUs) with another 80,000 available on direct programs. It generates distribution sales of over $100 million and serves more than 650 independent dealers across Canada, including 250 stores under the True Value, V&S, Country Depot and other specialized banners as well as 400 non-bannered stores.
TruServ Canada was acquired by RONA on October 1, 2010.
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