Wesco completes Anixter acquisition

Pittsburgh, Pa

Wesco International, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, has completed its merger with Anixter International Inc., creating a premier, industry-leading global B2B distribution and supply chain solutions company.

Upon completion of the merger, Anixter became a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesco International. Anixter’s shares ceased trading prior to the market opening on June 22, 2020, and the newly issued shares of Wesco common and depositary shares commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange, June 22, 2020, with the depositary shares trading under ticker symbol WCC PR A.

John Engel, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Today marks a significant milestone for Wesco and Anixter. In combining two industry leaders with successful track records, we are creating the premier electrical, communications and utility distribution and supply chain solutions company in the world. This is a transformational combination that provides substantial value creation for our customers, supplier partners, employees, investors, and the communities in which we operate. Wesco's capabilities in industrial, construction, and utility matched with Anixter's expertise in communications, security, and wire and cable create an industry-leading line-up for our customers. As we bring together our complementary products, services, and technologies, there are significant cross-selling opportunities that enable us to offer more solutions, to more customers, in more locations around the world. This is a growth play which will capitalise on the accelerating secular trends of electrification, increased bandwidth demand driven by higher voice, data, video and mobile usage, and the combination and digitisation of our B2B value chain.”

“I would like to welcome all Wesco and Anixter team members to our new combined company and thank them for their outstanding dedication and service. We have been executing a detailed, rigorous and process-oriented integration planning effort over the past few months. The high degree of collaboration among and across the integration teams has been inspiring and underscores the strong cultural alignment between Wesco and Anixter. We are taking advantage of the opportunity to leverage the best talent and ideas of two successful organisations in forming our new, world class enterprise. Our recently announced senior management team is excited and confident we will deliver our committed synergies, above-market growth, and industry-leading margins and returns. I look forward to reporting on our progress and the success of this transformational combination in the months ahead.”


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