Electrical Marketing newsletter has reported on 40 acquisitions in 2007-2008. Add in the 34 acquisitions that occurred in 2006 and the 26 the publication reported on in 2005 and you have at least 100 acquisitions of distributors of electrical supplies in 2005-2008.

Company Acquirer
Beacon Electric Supply,* San Diego Gexpro (IESCO), Dallas
Robson Electric Supply,* Johnson City, N.Y. Friedman Electric/Sonepar USA
ESSCO Wholesale Electric,* Chandler, Ariz. Sonepar USA, Philadelphia
Hagemeyer North American operations,* Charleston, S.C. Sonepar USA, Philadelphia
Total Supply Solutions Anixter Inc., Glenview, Ill.
Eurofast SAS, Collegien, France Anixter Inc., Glenview, Ill.
Minnesota Electric Supply Co., Willmar, Minn. Border States, Fargo, N.D.
US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa. Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., Westlake Village, Calif.
McNaughton-McKay Electric Co., Madison Heights, Mich. ESOP
Breva, Zonhoven, Belgium Hagemeyer, Naarden, Netherlands
Bryant Electric Supply Co. Inc., Lowell, N.C. Hagemeyer, Naarden, Netherlands
Wyrotech, St. Laurent, Quebec Industrial Electric Wire and Cable, New Berlin, Wis.
Lappin Lighting, Minneapolis J.H. Larson, Plymouth, Minn.
Roden Electrical Supply Co., Knoxville, Tenn. Kendall Electric, Battle Creek, Mich.
Classic Electric Supply Inc., Forest Park, Ill. LAB Development LLC, Highland Park, Ill.
McFeely's Square Drive Screws, Lynchburg, Va. Lab Safety Supply subsidiary of W.W. Grainger, Lake Forest, Ill.
Lighting & Lamp Corp. (Panama Beach, Fla., branch) Mayer Electric Supply, Birmingham, Ala.
S+S/S&D GmbH, Wegberg, Germany McNaughton-McKay, Madison Heights, Mich.
Michigan Chandelier West Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. McNaughton-McKay, Madison Heights, Mich.
Yankee Electric Supply, Winooski, Vt. NESCO/Needham Electric Supply Corp., Canton, Mass.
Norwell Electric Supply, Norwell, Mass. NESCO/Needham Electric Supply Corp., Canton, Mass.
HD Supply Inc., Orlando, Fla. Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Bain Capital Partners and Carlyle Group (private-equity firms)
Tri-Valley Electric Supply, Casa Grande, Ariz. Rexel USA, Dallas
Crawford Electric Supply Co., Dallas Sonepar USA, Philadelphia
Burmeister Electric Co., Minneapolis Sonepar USA, Philadelphia/Stuart C. Irby
High Voltage Testing Laboratories, Fargo, N.D. Sonepar USA, Philadelphia/Stuart C. Irby
Ralph Pill Electric Supply, Boston Sonepar USA/ Northeast Electrical Distributors/ Eagle Electric Supply
Hobert N. Grubb, Wytherville, Va. State Electric Supply Co., Huntington, W.Va.
Shepherd Electric Supply, Raleigh, N.C. State Electric Supply Co., Huntington, W.Va.
Cape Electrical Supply, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Svoboda Collins LLC (private-equity firm)
Hampden-Zimmerman Electric Supply Co., Springfield, Mass. US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa.
Lade Electrical Supply, Stone Mountain, Ga. US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa.
Rahway Electric Supply Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J. US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa.
Asbury Park Electric Supply, Asbury Park, N.J. US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa.
Max Goldman Inc., New Rochelle, N.Y. US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa.
Pioneer Electric Supply, Beltsville, Md. US Electrical Services Inc. LLC, Exton, Pa.
Cascade Controls, Tukwila, Wash. WESCO Distribution Inc., Pittsburgh
Tri-State Electric Supply, Cincinnati WinWholesale Inc., Dayton, Ohio
* 2008 acquisition

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