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Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, September 30, 2022

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W.W. GRAINGER INC., $489.19, symbol GWW on New York, is a leading wide product line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the U.K. Grainger serves more than 4.5 million customers worldwide offering more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products in its High-Touch Solutions lines and more than 30 million products through its expanding Endless Assortment lines. Products offered include safety and security supplies, cleaning and maintenance equipment, material handling equipment, and lighting and electrical supplies. The company generates about 85% of revenues in North America and operates across multiple end markets, including heavy and light manufacturing, commercial, retail, government, and natural resources. High-Touch Solutions provides value-added MRO solutions that demonstrate deep product knowledge and industry needs. The high-touch solutions model serves customers with complex buying requirements. This segment includes the Grainger-branded businesses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Endless Assortment provides a streamlined online platform with one-stop shopping for millions of products. The Endless Assortment…