Anixter said working with Goldman on sale, +1.7% AH after popping late

Sam Zell-backed Anixter International (AXE) is working with Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for the company, Bloomberg reports.

French electrical equipment distributor Rexel is said to be one of the bidders; Carlyle Group and U.K. engineering firm Melrose Industries are among firms that supposedly have looked and passed.

Shares popped 2% in late trading and are up another 1.7% AH.

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