Ryan Merkel

Ryan Merkel

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Specialties:  Commercial Services, Industrial Distribution

Ryan Merkel, CFA, joined William Blair in 2005 and specializes in industrial distribution and commercial services. Previously, Mr. Merkel worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its valuation services group. Mr. Merkel was named No. 3 earnings estimator in the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for his coverage of trading companies and distributors. Mr. Merkel received a B.B.A. degree in finance from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Systemax Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Systemax Inc. (SYX $37.16), a leading value-added distributor of industrial equipment and MRO products in North America, offering branded and private-label products as well as services and solutions. Learn More

Foundation Building Materials, Inc.:Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. (FBM $16.23), the No. 2 distributor of specialty building products—wallboard, ceilings, metal framing, and mechanical insulation—with over 200 branches in the United States and Canada. Learn More

SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (SITE $28.00), the largest supplier of wholesale irrigation, outdoor lighting, nursery, landscape supplies, fertilizers, turf protection products, grass seed, turf care equipment, and golf course accessories for green industry professionals in the United States and Canada. Learn More