Interline Brands, Inc.

Interline Brands, Inc

Interline Brands, Inc

A leading national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations ("MRO") products to the facilities maintenance end-market. The company stocks approximately 100,000 MRO products in the following categories: janitorial and sanitation; plumbing; hardware, tools and fixtures; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; electrical and lighting; appliances and parts; security and safety; and other miscellaneous maintenance products. These products are primarily used for the repair, maintenance, remodeling, and refurbishment of non-industrial and residential facilities and are marketed through distinct and targeted brands in the facilities maintenance markets they serve.

Sterling as Partners

Strategic and add-on acquisitions
  • During Sterlings ownership, Interline acquired Barnett Brass and Copper, Inc. The resulting strategic combination created the leading national distributor in its product categories.
  • Interline made three other meaningful add-on acquisitions that added significant scale to the Company, provided meaningful cost synergies, and expanded the Company into important product lines.
Operating improvements
  • Supported initiatives to improve the Company’s sales and profitability by optimizing pricing, increasing private label offerings, implementing a national customer accounts program, and rationalizing operations of acquired companies.
Initial public offering
  • In December 2004, Sterling assisted with the Company’s approximately $190 million IPO (NYSE: IBI).