Wolseley plc

Grafenauweg 10,
Zug, CH-6301
+41 (0)41 723 22 30

Wolseley plc is a distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 29 1 2 - - - 32
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - - 1 - - 7
vol $116M $28M $144M

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Largest DT Group A/S
$2.1B (2006-09-01)
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Largest Brandon Hire Ltd.
$66M (2010-08-24)

According to our data here at Mergr, Wolseley has acquired 34 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Wolseley’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired DT Group A/S for $2.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold Brandon Hire to Rutland Partners for $66M. Wolseley has acquired in 3 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (69%) and building materials (22%).

When analyzing the distribution sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 253 distribution companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 37 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 12 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic distribution acquirer over the past 3 years is RelaDyne, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the distribution sector over the past 3 years is Lloyds TSB Development Capital Ltd. with 5 platform acquisitions.

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