Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. (CD&R), a global private equity firm, in partnership with Eurazeo, a French investment firm, and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, has successfully completed the acquisition of approximately 98.5 percent of Rexel SA, the world’s largest electrical distributor. The firms purchased Rexel for approximately 3.7 billion. The acquisition represents the third largest private equity buyout in Europe to date.
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