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OpenGate Capital to acquire Bois & Matériaux from Wolseley

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has entered into a period of exclusivity with Wolseley plc, to acquire their France-based business, Bois & Matériaux (B&M), a distributor of building materials.

B&M is one of the top three business-to-business distributors of building materials in France, with two established brands: Réseau Pro and Panofrance. B&M also has a single-branch business, Guimier, a specialty supplier of architectural plaster moldings to the Parisian market.
B&M distributes building materials to more than 12,000 smaller, trade customers in the residential market, evenly split between new-build and renovation projects. B&M is headquartered in Rennes, France, generates more than EUR600 million in revenue, operates from 138 sites, and has 2,500 employees.

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