M/22/020- Wolseley Group/Cooperstorm

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of Cooperstorm Limited and its six trading subsidiaries, by Wolseley Group Limited, has been notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday April 15, 2022
Parties Involved Business activities
Wolseley Group Limited

Wolseley Group Limited is a UK-based specialist distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling and infrastructure products to trade customers, predominantly supplying professional contractors in the repairs, maintenance and improvement market as well as the new construction market.

Cooperstorm Limited

Cooperstorm Limited is a holding company of companies that comprise three key business areas:

The Heat Merchants Group sells plumbing supplies (e.g. spare parts, heat pumps, boilers, with a particular focus market on residential and simple commercial projects across both New Build and repairs, maintenance and improvement). The Heat Merchants Group sell to plumbers and builders, who purchase on a needs basis.

Tubs & Tiles is active in the retail sale of bathroom fixtures, tiles and entire bathroom suites, primarily through showrooms which cater to individual end-users, who are the primary direct customers.

The Hevac Group consists of 5 companies that supplies a range of products, from HVAC systems to renewable heating solutions and (bespoke) stainless steel pipes.

Economic sector Media merger
Construction No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Current status: Active
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Dineo Mashego

Email: dineomashego@ccpc.ie
Direct number: +3531 403 670

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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