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AUSTRALIAN PLUMBING COMPANIES SPENDING BILLIONS ON OVERSEAS ACQUISITIONS & EXPANSION

Reece Group in $1.9b Purchase of US firm MORSCO Inc
http://www.afr.com/business/retail/appliances/reece-group-in-19b-purchase-of-us-firm-morsco-inc-20180506-h0zprv

Australian plumbing company Reece pursues American dream in USD$1.4 billion deal
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-morsco-m-a-reece/australian-plumbing-company-reece-pursues-american-dream-in-1-4-billion-deal-idUSKBN1I70YK

Reece Launches A$560m Equity Raising
https://www.reecegroup.com.au/site-assets/Uploads/ASX-Announcement-Acquisition-of-MORSCO-and-Capital-Raising.pdf

Reliance Worldwide buys UK’s John Guest for $1.2b
http://www.afr.com/business/construction/reliance-worldwide-buys-uks-john-guest-for-12b-20180523-h10gz7

Reliance has embarked on a major expansion in Europe to complement its strong US position with the purchase, which will be funded by a $1.1 billion capital raising.
Reliance, built up by Melbourne’s Munz family since the mid-1980s, listed on the ASX in 2016 in the biggest public float of that year, and has been making strong headway in the US with its own Sharkbite brand of push-to-connect plumbing fittings. The products are popular with younger plumbers embracing new technology rather than soldering traditional brass fittings.

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• Not adhering to cool times

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