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Slide #76. Grainger Safety Solutions Incorporated

Acquirer: Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
Acquiree: Safety Solutions Incorporated
Details: Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today acquired Safety Solutions Inc., a Dublin, Ohio-based distributor of safety footwear, supplies and services with a strong focus on the manufacturing sector. In 2012, Safety Solutions Inc. had sales of $63 million. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Including integration costs, Grainger expects the acquisition to be slightly dilutive to earnings in 2014 and slightly accretive in 2015.

W.W. Grainger is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products and services in North America, Japan and Europe. Co.'s MRO product offering is grouped under material-handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies and metalworking tools categories. Co.'s segments are the U.S., which provides MRO products and services through its eCommerce platform, catalogs, branches and sales and service representatives; and Canada, which serves Canadian customers through its distribution center and branch network as well as sales and service representatives.

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Company Name: 
Grainger (W.W.) Inc.
Stock buyback: 
GWW buyback
Website: 
www.grainger.com
Sector: 
Electronic Equipment & Products
Number of ETFs Holding GWW: 
117
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$3.26B
Total Market Capitalization: 
$21.95B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
14.86%
 

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