Hardware Stores and Home Centers – A Growing Consolidation Opportunity
In late 2022, Anchor Peabody initiated M&A coverage of hardware stores and home centers (“hardlines”) and agriculture distribution to bring our M&A expertise to an extremely fragmented part of the building industry. With an abundance of sophisticated buyers gaining steam in a consolidation effort which is still in its infancy – Anchor Peabody is well-positioned to deliver outsized M&A results to our clients.
Mr. Fraler brings together a unique combination of industry experience and financial expertise to his role as Managing Partner & Founder of Anchor Peabody.
A building industry veteran, Mr. Fraler’s experience includes co-founding multiple companies, including both industry-focused PE firm Building Industry Partners and US LBM Holdings, a $2 billion company consolidator of lumberyards and other building products operations with 3,900 associates located in 22 states with 160 locations, sold to New York-based private equity firm Kelso & Company August 2015. His expertise includes sourcing, negotiating, and refining and executing investment approaches, and his deep industry expertise has brought outsized returns for his clients.
Mr. Fraler has a B.S. in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.
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