Anixter acquires Power Solutions segment of HD Supply
Anixter International Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for $825 million, subject to customary post-closing working capital and other adjustments.
The acquisition, which is the largest in Anixter’s history, is expected to be accretive to earnings in the first full year of operation, exclusive of transaction, one-time integration expenses and incremental amortization of intangible assets. The acquisition is expected to result in future tax benefits from acquired U.S. intangible assets with a net present value estimated to be approximately $70 million.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Power Solutions distributes over 200,000 utility, electrical and industrial MRO products to approximately 13,000 customers including investor-owned utilities, public power utilities, electrical contractors and industrial businesses. Operating from a broad geographic footprint of approximately 130 branches in 30 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces, Power Solutions reported fiscal 2014 revenue of $1.9 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $79 million.