April 23rd, 2024

Home Depot buying supplier to professional contractors in a deal valued at about $18.25B

By The Associated Press on March 28, 2024.

Lawnmowers are displayed outside a Home Depot store in Uniontown, Pa. on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024. On Friday, March 15, 2024, the University of Michigan releases its preliminary reading of consumer sentiment for March.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Home Depot will buy SRS Distribution, a materials provider for professionals, in a deal valued at approximately $18.25 billion.

It is Home Depot’s largest acquisition in its history and with it, it steps more aggressively into the fast growing professional builder and contactor business.

SRS provides materials for those including professional roofers, landscapers and pool contractors.

Home Depot said that when taking the deal into account, it now believes its total addressable market is approximately $1 trillion, an increase of approximately $50 billion.

“SRS has built a robust and successful platform that will accelerate our growth with the residential professional customer while presenting future opportunities with the specialty trade pro,” Home Depot CEO Ted Decker said in a statement.

SRS’s has a sales team of more than 2,500 and more than 760 branches across 47 states. It also has 4,000-plus truck fleet and jobsite delivery capabilities.

The deal is expected to close by the end of fiscal 2024.

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