Rexel SA

Rexel SA

Rexel SA

Overview
Date Founded

1967

Headquarters

13, boulevard du Fort de Vaux,Paris, Ile-de-France 75017

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

27.5K

Industries

Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Retail: Home Improvement

Company Description

Rexel SA operates as a holding company. It is engaged in the distribution of electrical products. The company products are grouped into the following product families: electrical installation equipment, cables and conduits, lighting, security and communication, climate control, tools, renewable energies and energy management, white and brown goods and other services and products. The electrical installation equipment family includes coupling and circuit protection equipment, energy conversion and storage equipment, control equipment, sensors, actuators and consumptions devices, as well as solar panels. The cables and conduits family allows fro the distribution of electricity and include raceways, moldings and cable trays. The lighting family covers lighting sources, such as incandescent or halogen bulbs, low energy consumption light bulbs and fluorescent bulbs, and LED on the one hand, and lighting equipment on the other hand, such as interior and exterior lighting systems, sensors as well as decorative accessories. The security and communication family comprises of sale from voice, data and image transmission equipment, intruder and fire detection equipment, and monitoring and access control equipment. The climate control family is in charge of ventilation, air conditioning and heating equipment. The tools family covers the sale of hand tools, electrical tools and measuring instruments. The white and brown products family includes household appliances and consumer products. Rexel was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, North America

Nordics General Manager

UK General Manager

Chief Financial Officer, Europe

Head-Group Human Resources

Group Chief Financial Officer

Director-Group Digital & IT Transformation

Group Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Transformation & M&A

Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific

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Board of Directors

Former Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Ferguson Plc

Chairman, Investment Banking at Rothschild Groupe

Former Managing Director-Corporate Finance Retail Group at Morgan Stanley

Chief Executive Officer at Rexel SA

Chief Executive Officer at PostNL NV

Former Chief Financial Officer at Akzo Nobel NV

Venture Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners

Partner at Cevian Capital AB

Former Chief Executive Officer at Lafarge (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Member, Board of Directors at Rexel SA

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First Eagle Investment Management (FEIM) s a global, value-oriented investment manager that seeks to produce consistent absolute returns over the long-term without regard for industry benchmarks. They construct well-diversified portfolios through cautious security selection with an emphasis on risk aversion. The firm focuses on investments with a substantial margin of safety, healthy balance sheets and clear business models. First Eagle employs bottom-up security analysis that is independent of broad market conditions or industry trends and focuses on downside protection. FEIM currently manages the following primary investment strategies: Global Value & International Value; High Yield; US Opportunities, Multi-Asset Absolute Return; International Small Cap Value; World Opportunities; and Tail Hedge.

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PAM is an active investor which manages portfolios invested primarily in equity with the bulk of their investments in European securities. They focus on mid- to small-caps, but have no market-cap restrictions, also investing in larger companies. The firm holds focused portfolios with a long-term outlook. Their investment philosophy includes the use of long-only and long/short equity strategies; however PAM rarely uses short positions. The fund manager may employ gearing to enhance market exposure.

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Recent Transactions
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Rexel SA purchases Brohl & Appell, Inc.

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Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG purchases W.EG. Eesti OÜ from Rexel SA

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Rexel SA purchases Cordia SA

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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onRexel SA, Kering purchase Denmans Electrical Wholesalers Ltd. from Lumination Plc

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Advised onColam Entreprendre SA, Société de Negoce et de Participation SA purchase Rexel SA /Latin American Ops from Rexel SA

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Advised onRexel SA, Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, Eurazeo SA (Private Equity), Ray Investment SARL, North Cove Partners LLC purchase Ste Commerciale Toutelectric (SCT) SA

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Advised onRay Investment SARL, Rexel SA purchase General Supply & Services, Inc. from General Electric Company

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Advised onRay Investment SARL, Rexel SA purchase General Supply & Services, Inc. from General Electric Company

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Advised onRay Investment SARL, Rexel SA purchase General Supply & Services, Inc. from General Electric Company

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Clients

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions. It focuses on the industrial, commercial, and government markets in the United States and Canada. Its products include: LED replacement lamps, LED fixtures and LED-based signage, channel-letter, and contour lighting products. The firm sells products under the brand names, Seesmart, Array Lighting, Lumificient, Sentinel, and Relume. It operates its business under two segments It operates its business under two segments: Lighting Fixtures and Lamps & Lighting Signage and Media. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

ABC Data SA engages in the market and distribution of information technology hardware, software, and consumer electronics. It also offers e-commerce, printing devices rental, enterprise support, product customization, logistics, and technical advisory services. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland.

Trans World Entertainment Corporation is one of the largest specialty music and video retailers in the United States. Founded in 1972, the Company currently operates over 350 stores across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and operates a retail Web site at www.fye.com. Trans World’s national mall-based store portfolio and the majority of its free-standing stores are united under the brand name F.Y.E., (For Your Entertainment); the mall portfolio also includes select Saturday Matinee and Suncoast movie stores. The Company’s stores offer a wide selection of entertainment products, including CDs, DVDs, video games, trend/specialty items and related accessories. The Company’s headquarters, along with its distribution center, is in Albany, NY

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$4.44B
Total Enterprise Value
$6.62B
Earnings Per Share
$0.35
Revenue
$13.3B
Net Profit
$106M
EBITDA
$696M
EBITDAMargin
5.23%
Total Debt
$2.61B
Total Equity
$4.16B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.5x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.51x
TEVNet Income
62.61x
Debt TEV
0.39x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.58%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.21%
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Tech Pacific Australia Pty Ltd. distributes computers, software, and IT equipment. It distributes PCs, servers, notebooks, software applications, utilities, printers, scanners, plotters, CPUs, drives, and motherboards. The company is headquartered in Rosebery, Australia

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MLGP's objective is to generate long-term capital gains, with a primary focus on control-oriented investments in equity, equity-related and similar securities with equity-like returns. Investments typically range in size from $250 million to $750 million, with the flexibility to commit to larger or smaller investments.MLGP makes investments globally, with a primary emphasis on the world's largest economies, including the US, Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America and Australia, taking a multi-sector approach to identifying attractive investment opportunities. They target investments in high quality, established companies that are recognized brands with industry or regional leadership, defensible market positions, strong cash flow characteristics and seasoned management. They combine comprehensive regional and industry-based in-depth analyses with global approval and management processes.Their approach combines an intensive, bottom-up evaluation process including gaining a detailed understanding of a potential portfolio company's value drivers, management capabilities, cost structure, cash flow characteristics, market position and competitive advantages with a top-down analysis of the attractiveness, growth potential and underlying economics of the industry, competitive environment and exit alternatives.When making an investment, MLGPE takes a control-oriented approach and seeks to structure transactions to ensure the ability to influence critical decisions for a portfolio company, particularly as it relates to specific value-added initiatives. A key element of their transaction negotiation with partners and management centers on contractual rights and board representation that facilitate input into key decisions such as management changes, expansion plans, acquisitions, budgets, debt and equity financings and new initiatives.MLGP implements value creation initiatives such as organic growth alternatives, acquisitions and other strategic initiatives, business rationalization and operational improvements and capital structure improvements in partnership with portfolio company management. They are actively involved in significant portfolio company decisions, including those relating to potential acquisitions, expansion plans, debt and equity financings, changes in senior management and new business initiatives.

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Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC is a private equity firm located in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Clayton Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP. Their investors include financial institutions, university endowments and corporate and public pension funds.

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Suppliers
Mersen SA Wholesale: Consumer Durables | Courbevoie, IF

Mersen SA provides materials and solutions for extreme environments as well as in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment. The company designs innovative solutions to address its client's specific needs to enable them to optimize their manufacturing process in the sectors such as energy, transportation, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries. It operates its business through two segments: Advanced Materials and Technologies and Electrical Components and Technologies. The Advanced Materials and Technologies segment markets a range of graphite and metal equipment catering to highly exacting industrial environments. The Electrical Components and Technologies segment markets components and systems for distributing and controlling energy. The company was founded on January 1, 1937 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Legrand SA Holding Companies | Limoges, LI

Legrand SA is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture of electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its services include the provision of control and command of electric power, cable management, power distribution, and voice-data-image distribution. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Limoges, France.

Schneider Electric SE Power & Utilities | Rueil-Malmaison, IF

Schneider Electric SE engages in the electrical distribution and manufacture industrial engineering equipment. It operates through the following segments: Buildings, Industry, Infrastructure and Information Technology. The Buildings segment provides low voltage, building automation and renewables. The Industry segment involves in the industrial automation, control and sensors technologies. The Infrastructure segment includes medium voltage and grid automation technologies. The Information Technology segment provides critical power and cooling services for data centers as well as non-IT applications. The company was founded by Adolphe Schneider and Joseph-Eugène Schneider in 1836 and is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

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Competitors
Anixter International, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Durables - Glenview, IL

Anixter International Inc., founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE and is engaged in the distribution of communication and security products, electrical wire and cable products and fasteners and other small parts (“C” Class inventory components) through Anixter Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively “Anixter” or the “Company”). The Company was formerly known as Itel Corporation, which was incorporated in Delaware in 1967. The Company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to innovative inventory management programs, more than 450,000 products and over $1.0 billion in inventory, over 220 warehouses with 7 million square feet of space, and locations in over 260 cities in more than 50 countries.

WESCO International, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Durables - Pittsburgh, PA

WESCO Distribution is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor; we are a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs, increase efficiency through WESCO Value Creation and save energy with green and sustainability initiatives. Our network of branches delivers industrial supply products fast, and our vast catalog of supplier partners enables WESCO to be your one-stop shop for electrical and MRO products. As a Fortune 500 company, our industrial supply solutions leverage our buying power and extensive procurement experience that leaders across a broad range of industries trust to deliver value, service and results that exceed customer expectations.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing - Lake Forest, IL

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Grainger's customers are 2.0 million businesses and institutions in 157 countries. While each customer has a unique facility to operate and a different problem to solve, our customers all share the same requirement: when they need one of Grainger's products, they often need it right away. With more than 21,446 team members, the Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's team members serve customers around 96,000 times every day through multiple channels. With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list