The BGL Industrials Insider -- Industrial Distribution M&A Strong Amid Overall M&A Market Slowdown
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CLEVELAND, Nov. 16, 2023 ~ The Industrial Distribution investment banking team from Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has released a new industry report, which reveals that Value-added Industrial Distribution remains resilient despite a lull in the broader M&A market. Major sector sub verticals are seeing consistent deal activity.

Despite a mixed macroeconomic environment, industrial distribution companies are performing well as supply chain disruptions have eased and price increases have moderated. Acquisitions remain a priority for capital deployment and are an important growth lever for product line and geographic expansion.

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Capital availability is keeping the industrial distribution M&A pipeline active across the major distribution subsectors as strategic and financial buyers display a robust appetite for new platforms and add-on acquisitions. Lenders remain cautious but are continuing to seek opportunities to deploy capital, viewing high-quality industrial distribution businesses as attractive borrowers due to their fragmented markets, low capital expenditures, and attractive free cash flow characteristics.
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