Home Depot to buy building products distributor HD Supply in $8 billion deal

The logo of Down Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company Home Depot is seen in Encinitas, California April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

(Reuters) – Home Depot Inc HD.N said on Monday it would buy HD Supply Holdings Inc HDS.O in a deal valued at about $8 billion, setting itself up to regain control over the industrial material wholesaler after spinning it off over a decade ago.

The home improvement chain said it would offer $56 per share in cash to HD Supply shareholders, a near 25% premium to the stock’s last close. It expects to fund the deal through cash on hand and debt.

The company looks to expand its construction and maintenance goods business by acquiring HD Supply, one of the largest distributors of construction, industrial and maintenance supplies in North America.

HD Supply shares jumped 24.3% premarket.

Home Depot said the deal is expected to

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Home Depot to Buy Former Unit HD Supply in $9.1 Billion Deal

(Bloomberg) — Home Depot Inc. agreed to buy building products distributor HD Supply Holdings Inc., reuniting the home-improvement retailer with its former subsidiary more than a decade after they split apart.

Home Depot will buy all outstanding shares for about $56 apiece, according to a statement Monday, representing a premium of about 25% over HD Supply’s closing price on Friday. With 162 million shares outstanding, the offer is valued at almost $9.1 billion. Including net cash, the deal has an enterprise value of about $8 billion, the companies said.

The acquisition brings back together two companies that used to be under the same roof and will give Home Depot more exposure to the professional contractor side of the business. Like do-it-yourself repairs, that segment has boomed during the pandemic as Americans want to improve the homes they’re spending more time in.



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SF Studios Signs Distribution Deal With Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

SF Studios has inked a distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) to release the studio’s film and television content across the Nordic and Baltic regions.

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