Sale to Sonepar USA

Sale to Sonepar USA


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to OneSource on this transaction.


OneSource Distributors, LLC (“OneSource” or the “Company”), owned by management and affiliates of Heritage, was recently acquired by Sonepar USA, a subsidiary of the privately-held Sonepar Group (“Sonepar”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With headquarters in Oceanside, CA, OneSource is a premier electrical, utility and industrial automation distributor serving California, Hawaii, and neighboring states. Through its three primary distribution centers and 12 additional locations, OneSource serves over 5,000 customers in the utility, original equipment manufacturer, infrastructure, commercial MRO, industrial MRO and industrial supply end markets. The Company’s technology-driven supply chain services, value added solutions and comprehensive product offering support strong customer relationships.

Heritage, a Boston-based private equity firm, specializes in partnering with growing family-owned or founder-controlled businesses. Through its unique Private IPO® structure, Heritage takes a minority equity position in a company via a substantial investment in common and preferred stock, which provides shareholders with a desired amount of liquidity, resolves transition issues, and allows shareholders to maintain control and accelerate the growth of their company. Since 1987, Heritage has assembled a portfolio of more than 50 investments with aggregate revenues surpassing $3.5 billion.

Sonepar, headquartered in Paris, France, is a global player in electrical equipment distribution with operations in 36 countries on five continents. Sonepar USA, based in Philadelphia, PA, is made up of locally managed electrical and industrial distributors.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Tom Lange 813.273.8248
Jason Kliewer 813.273.8242
Les Cheek 617.426.5789
David Silver +44 (0) 20 7667 8216
Sale to Sonepar USA
November 2011
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