As credit markets loosen up, you will see more acquisition activity. Electrical Wholesaling reported on 18 M&As in the last 18 months. In big M&A years, it's not unusual to see 20 or more acquisitions.

Company Acquirer
Central Wholesale Electrical Inc., Livermore, Calif. Alameda Electrical Distributors, Hayward, Calif.
Howe Electric Supply, Jacksonville, Ill. Butler Supply Inc., Fenton, Mo.
Cumberland Electric Supply, Somerset, Ky.* Cape Electrical Supply, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Broken Arrow Supply (Missouri branches only)* Crescent Electric Supply, East Dubuque, Ill.
Springdale and Fort Smith, Ark., branches, Treadway Electric Co. Little Rock, Ark. Elliott Electric Supply, Nacogdoches, Texas
Key Electrical Supply, Houston Elliott Electric Supply, Nacogdoches, Texas
Columbia Electric Supply Co., Brockton, Mass.* Granite City Electric Supply Co., Quincy, Mass.
AVAD Industrial Sales Inc., Sudbury, Ontario* Graybar Canada/Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis
Southwest Wire Rope and Southern Wire/Teleflex Corp., Limerick, Pa.* Houston Wire & Cable Co., Houston
Minarik Corp., Glendale, Calif.* Kaman Corp., Bloomfield, Conn.
Automation Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho Minarik Corp./Kaman, Glendale, Calif.
Midstate Electric Supply, Berlin, Vt. Needham Electric Supply (NESCO), Canton, Mass.
Densmore Electrical Supply, Rutland, Vt.* Needham Electric Supply (NESCO) , Canton, Mass.
D&D Tool and Supply, Vista, Calif. OneSource Distributors, Oceanside, Calif.
SESCO/QUESCO (HD Supply), Toronto, Ontario Sonepar SA, Paris
TVC Communications, Annville, Pa.* WESCO Distribution Inc., Pittsburgh
Potelcom Supply Inc., Anchorage Alaska* WESCO Distribution Inc., Pittsburgh
RECO, Cincinnati WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh
Electro Mechanical Supply Co. Fuquay Varina, N.C. Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, West Columbia, S.C.
*2010 acquisition

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