Interline Brands Acquires Florida Lighting

Jacksonville, FL-based multititle business-to-business cataloger Interline Brands on Nov. 25 announced it acquired the assets of Pompano Beach, FL-based Florida Lighting, a cataloger and distributor of specialty lighting and electrical products that serves professional contractors, lighting retailers, and electrical wholesalers. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition “fits into our ongoing acquisition strategy and will add significant breadth to our product offering in this important market segment,” said Interline Brands president/CEO Michael Grebe in a statement. “Florida Lighting’s business model of selling electrical products through catalogs, online, and in showrooms is also highly complementary to our current business model of selling through numerous branded catalogs, Websites, and branches throughout North America.”

Through its Wilmar, Barnett, and Sexauer catalogs, Interline sells maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to professional contractors, facilities maintenance professionals, hardware stores, and other businesses across North America and Central America.