Fastener Distribution Sector Update | February 2024

In this edition of Founders’ Fastener Distribution February 2024 Sector Update, we take a look at trends as they relate to the Public Market, Transaction Activity, and Active Consolidators over recent years. The report also includes a deep dive into our Specialty Distribution coverage at Founders, as well as recent transactions in the space.

Three takeaways regarding trends we’re seeing:

  1. In 2023, fastener distributors demonstrated robust performance, currently trading just below the broader S&P 500.
  2. Rapid consolidation began in recent years, driven by the emergence of private equity as well as secular tailwinds such as the
    reshoring of manufacturing to the US.
  3. The sector has multiple consolidators expanding through acquisitions, including AFC Industries, Black Hawk Industrial, and Endries International.

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If you or someone you know has questions about the specialty distribution industry, please feel free to reach out to Vaughn McCary, Director at Founders Advisors.