HD Supply is reportedly preparing to carry out an IPO six years after it was bought for $8.5B by...

|By:, SA News Editor

HD Supply is reportedly preparing to carry out an IPO six years after it was bought for $8.5B by three private-equity firms, including Carlyle (CG), from Home Depot (HD), which retained a 12.5% stake. HD Supply is a major distributor of construction, industrial and maintenance supplies, generating nine-month sales of $6B.