It's been quiet on the merger and acquisition front in 2009, especially compared to 2008, when Electrical Marketing newsletter reported on 27 distributor acquisitions.

Company Acquirer
Sante Electric Supply,* Florence, S.C. Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, Columbia, S.C.
Berkeley Engineering Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii OneSource Distributors, Oceanside, Calif.
Delmo Electric Supply,* Fisk, Mo. Cape Electrical Supply, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
(Merger) Richardson Electric Inc.,* Chattanooga, Tenn. Creswell Industrial Supply, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Light Bulb Supply Co., Denver American Light/ Facility Solutions Group, Austin, Texas
QSN Industries, Wood Dale, Il. Anixter International Inc., Glenview, Ill.
Quality Screw de Mexico SA, Aguascalientes, Mexico Anixter International Inc., Glenview, Ill.
World Class Wire & Cable, Waukesha, Wis. Anixter International Inc., Glenview, Ill.
Harris Electric Supply, Clarksville, Tenn. Border States Electric, Fargo, N.D.
White Electrical Supply, McAlester, Okla. Broken Arrow Electric Supply, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Electrical Sales Engineering, Bowling Green, Ky. Cape Girardeau Electrical Supply, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Owen Electric Supply, Houston Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., Westlake Village, Calif.
Project Lighting Co., Houston Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., Westlake Village, Calif.
Davidson Electric Wholesale Supply Inc., Mocksville, N.C. DESCO Inc., Salisbury, N.C.
Electric Fixture and Supply, Omaha, Neb. Electrical Engineering & Equipment (3E), Windsor Heights, Iowa
Mountain Vista Supply, Sierra Vista, Ariz. ESSCO Wholesale Electric/Sonepar USA, Chandler, Ariz.
Robson Electric Supply, Johnson City, N.Y. Friedman Electric/Sonepar USA
Beacon Electric Supply, San Diego Gexpro/Rexel, Dallas
Current Electrical Sales, Camden, N.J. High Road Capital Partners, New York
Lighting Resource Management (LRM), Newburyport, Mass. Horizon Solutions, Rochester, N.Y.
Electric Supply of Macon, Macon, Ga. Mayer Electric Supply, Birmingham, Ala.
Walsh Electric Supply (Rutland, Vt. branch) Needham Electric Supply (NESCO), Canton, Mass.
Atlantic Lighting and Supply, Atlanta Servidyne Inc., Atlanta
Royalite Lighting, Amherst, N.Y. Shanor Electric Supply, Buffalo, N.Y.
ESSCO Wholesale Electric, Chandler, Ariz. Sonepar USA, Philadelphia
Hagemeyer North American operations, Charleston, S.C. Sonepar USA, Philadelphia
Equity Utility Service Co. Inc., Marietta, Ga. Stuart C. Irby/Sonepar USA, Jackson, Miss.
Tennesco, Chattanooga, Tenn. Stuart C. Irby/Sonepar USA, Jackson, Miss.
Maurice Electrical Supply, Washington, D.C. USESI/Consolidate Electrical Distributors Inc., Westlake Village, Calif.
Excel Industriel, Granby, Quebec W.W. Grainger, Chicago
North-West Electric Supply, Willow Grove, Pa. Yale Electric Supply, Lebanon, Pa.
*2009 acquisition

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