Home Depot Sells HD Supply To Trio Of Private-Equity Firms

After months of rumors about who might buy HD Supply, the electrical industry is now turning its speculation to the operational strategy of the new owners.

Home Depot Inc., Atlanta, agreed to sell its distribution business, HD Supply, to a group of private-equity firms. Clayton Dubilier & Rice Inc. (CDR), Bain Capital Partners and Carlyle Group will pay $10.3 billion for the business. The deal is expected to close by the end of October, with all three private-equity firms investin

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