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February 22, 2013
06:21 EDTMSM, BMSC Industrial acquires Barnes Distribution North America for $550M
MSC Industrial (MSM) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of the North American distribution business of the Barnes Group (B). The purchase price will be $550M and the asset purchase structure results in significant future tax benefits with a net present value estimated to be more than $100M. Run-rate cost synergies are expected to reach $15M-$20M by FY15. The acquisition is expected to close during the company's Q3 and will be financed using available cash and borrowings under an anticipated new credit facility and term loan structure. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to cash flow and EPS, including synergies and excluding transaction and integration costs, by contributing an expected incremental EPS of 15c-20c and 30c-40c in FY14 and FY15, respectively. The vast majority of transaction and integration costs will be incurred in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
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November 12, 2015
12:17 EDTMSMGrainger sinks after predicting 'tough' conditions will continue
Shares of Grainger moved lower as the company's analyst day got underway. In presentation slides, the company pointed to a "tough industrial economy" and noted it expects "more of the same" in 2016. Grainger cited "short term changes in customer behavior" and added that the "competitive landscape continues to evolve." The distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies fell $7.43, or 4%, to $203.75 in midday trading. Grainger's peers include HD Supply Holdings (HDS), Fastenal (FAST) and MSC Industrial (MSM).

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