Industry Consolidation is Accelerating. Industry Dynamics to Change?

February 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Consolidation is increasing and changing the landscape. Home Depot buys Hughes, private equity buys ORS Nasco, Stock Building Supply, BMHC and Lanoga average more than one acquisition a month, WESCO buys Carlton-Bates, WinWholesale acquires Noland, Beacon Roofing Supply makes a couple of acquisitions, Sonepar purchases a few companies, private equity firms are snooping around each industry and these are only some of the highlights. You probably know of a number of companies that were bought or are looking to buy/sell.

Channel Marketing Group and Allen Ray Associates, on behalf of these industries, are conducting a survey to understand how you think accelerated consolidation will impact distributors, manufacturers, reps, marketing groups and trade associations. Your input is critical to understanding the changing dynamics of the industry.

The survey is available at:

All input is confidential. The information will be used to produce a report and a series of articles on the potential affects of change. An advanced copy of the article is available to respondents.

Click here to take the survey

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