WESCO - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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WESCO M&A Summary

WESCO has acquired 26 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

WESCO’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Anixter International for $4.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2024, when it sold Wesco Integrated Supply to Vallen Distribution for $350M. WESCO has acquired in 14 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (85%) and electrical equipment (8%).

WESCO Business Overview

Where is WESCO headquartered?

WESCO is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What is WESCO’s revenue?

WESCO disclosed revenue of 21,420M USD for 2022 and 18,218M USD for 2021.

How many employees does WESCO have?

WESCO has 18,000 employees.

What sector is WESCO in?

WESCO is a distribution company.

When was WESCO founded?

WESCO was founded in 1922.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 2

WESCO

WESCO International Inc.

225 West Station Square Drive, Suite 700,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
United States,
(412) 454-2200
www.wesco.com

WESCO is a distributor of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) and electrical OEM products. WESCO was founded in 1922 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 24 1 - 1 - - 26
vol $1.8B $4.5B $217M $6.5B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 - 2 - - 1 5
vol $350M $350M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wesco Integrated Supply 2024-02-23 350M USD Divestiture
Uniondale, New York · www.wescois.com
Rahi, Inc. 2022-09-07 217M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California · www.rahi.io
WESCO Datacom Business 2021-02-12 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WESCO Utility Business 2021-02-01 - Divestiture
, Ontario
Anixter International, Inc. 2020-01-13 4.5B USD Merger
Glenview, Illinois · www.anixter.com
OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc. - Sylvania Lighting Solutions 2019-01-16 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Atlanta Electrical Distributors 2016-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Duluth, Georgia · www.aedga.com
Needham Electric Supply 2015-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Canton, Massachusetts · www.needhamelectric.com
Hill Country Electric Supply LP 2015-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.hces.net
Hi-Line Utility Supply Co. LLC 2014-05-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Elgin, Illinois · www.hilineco.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 22 (85%) 6.3B (97%) 4 (80%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (8%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) 217M (3%) - -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (20%) 350M (100%)
Total 26 $6.5B 5 $350M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 20 5.6B 3 350M
  Illinois 3 5.0B - -
  Wisconsin 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  California 2 217M - -
  Arkansas 2 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 247M 1 -
  Ohio 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 130M - -
  Mississippi 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  New York - - 1 350M
Canada 5 866M 1 -
  Ontario 2 - 1 -
  Alberta 2 866M - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Argentina 1 - 1 -
Domestic 20 (77%) 5.6B (87%) 3 (60%) 350M (100%)
Cross-border 6 (23%) 866M (13%) 2 (40%) -
Total 26 $6.5B 5 $350M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.5B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.0B
TOTAL $6.5B
Largest Anixter International, Inc.
$4.5B (2020-01-13)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $350M
TOTAL $350M
Largest Wesco Integrated Supply
$350M (2024-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
5 (19%)
Strategic(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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