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Home Depot to buy HD Supply hardware wholesaler


Atlanta - The Home Depot has reached an agreement to purchase HD Supply Hardware Solutions, formerly known as Crown Bolt, a wholesale hardware supplier. The transaction is expected to close by the end of fiscal year 2014 subject to obtaining customary regulatory approvals.

The Home Depot is HD Supply’s largest customer and accounts for about 98% of its annual sales. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our companies have had a long-standing relationship," said Craig Menear, CEO and president, The Home Depot. "By formally bringing the business into The Home Depot family, we expect to further enhance our supply chain capabilities and hardware product offerings."

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