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Rexel completes acquisition of WESCO’s utility distribution business

Date Closed

February 1, 2021

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On February 1, 2021, Rexel acquired the Canadian utility business of WESCO International (WESCO). This acquisition was completed in connection with a consent agreement between WESCO and the Competition Bureau of Canada. Through this transaction, Rexel will now have enhanced development opportunities and will offer an expanded and complementary range of products to its customer base.

Rexel, through its Canadian subsidiaries, is a leading distributor of electrical products with operations throughout Canada.

McCarthy Tétrault advised Rexel with a team led by Éric Gosselin and Mark McEwan that included Chanelle Bristol, Victoria Zed and Lama Kahiel (Business), Dominic Thérien and Stéphanie St-Jean (Competition), Conrad Lee (Technology), Marie-Soleil Landry, Nicolas Désy and Kassandra Grenier (Tax), Joanna Rosengarten (Environmental), Vincent Yip (Intellectual Property), Asma Bala and Victor Choi (RPP), Robert Glasgow and John Boscariol (Trade), Ben Aberant and Jessica Wuergler (Labour and Employment), Kelleher Lynch (Pensions) and Gina Bacon (Deal Operations Specialist MT3).