Canadian-owned Deschenes Group Inc. (DGI) has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the Mueller Flow Control (MFC) division of Mueller Canada Ltd. from Anvil International, L.P. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. It is expected to close in early January 2010.

MFC is a wholesale distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, as well as waterworks, HVAC, fire protection and piping component products in Canada with 17 locations and 216 employees.

“Anvil’s strength as a manufacturer and Deschenes’ strength as a distributor complement one another,” says Tom Fish, president of Anvil International. “This transaction allows us to focus on our manufacturing and sourcing operations while leveraging our relationship with Deschenes.”

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