Exclusive financial advisor to W.W. Grainger, Inc

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to W.W. Grainger, Inc on its sale of E&R Industrial Sales, Inc.

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (KPMG CF) acted as exclusive financial adviser to W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) (Grainger) on the sale of E&R Industrial Sales, Inc. (E&R Industrial) to Paradigm Equity Partners, a Los Angeles–based private equity firm.

Headquartered in Sterling Heights, MI and with operations throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, E&R Industrial is a distributor of specialty metalworking and Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) products to diverse end markets. E&R Industrial distributes and provides a comprehensive product portfolio and customer centric distribution and inventory management solutions, such as on site vending and tool crib management programs. E&R Industrial manages a network of over 3,500 suppliers to provide customers with products and solutions that satisfy complex operational and manufacturing requirements. E&R Industrial has operated as a subsidiary of W.W. Grainger, Inc. since being acquired in 2013.

The transaction marks the U.S. Business Services team’s sixth corporate carve out for a global KPMG client over the past 18 months.

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc., with LTM sales of $16.2 billion (as of Sept-23), is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Grainger achieves its purpose, We Keep The World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with innovative technology and deep customer relationships. The company operates two business models. In the High‑Touch Solutions segment, Grainger offers more than 20 million MRO products and several services, such as technical support and inventory management. In the Endless Assortment segment, Zoro.com offers customers’ access to more than 11 million items, and MonotaRO.com provides more than 20 million items. For more information, visit invest.grainger.com.

About Paradigm Equity Partners

Paradigm Equity Partners is a Los Angeles–based private equity firm focused on acquiring corporate divestitures and companies in the lower mid-market. Paradigm has extensive experience working in complex situations where companies benefit from operational improvements, strategic focus, and capital investment. Paradigm seeks to partner with strong management to execute on value creating initiatives as well as organic and M&A growth. For more information, please visit https://www.paradigmequitypartners.com/

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