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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 21, 2023




(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Delaware   0-10546   36-2229304

(State or other jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.,

Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrants’ Telephone Number, including Area Code: (773) 304-5050


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, $1.00 par value   DSGR  

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

(Nasdaq Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure

On April 21, 2023, Distribution Solutions Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of the Company has fixed the record date for a proposed rights offering to the holders of record of the Company’s common stock as of the close of business on May 1, 2023. A copy of a press release announcing the record date of the Company’s proposed rights offering and related matters is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information set forth in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any other filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such other filing.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following documents have been furnished as exhibits to this report and are incorporated by reference herein as described above.




Exhibit Description

99.1    Press release dated April 21, 2023
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 21, 2023     By:  

/s/ Ronald J. Knutson

    Name:   Ronald J. Knutson
    Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1



Distribution Solutions Group Announces Record Date for Proposed $100 Million Rights Offering

CHICAGO — April 21, 2023 — Distribution Solutions Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSGR) (“DSG” or the “Company”), a premier specialty distribution company, announced today that its board of directors has fixed the record date for its proposed rights offering as the close of business on May 1, 2023 (the “Record Date”).

DSG intends to raise up to $100 million in aggregate gross proceeds in the rights offering in which holders of DSG’s common stock as of the Record Date will be granted rights to purchase shares of DSG’s common stock (the “Rights Offering”).

The Rights Offering will be made pursuant to the Company’s existing effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-270678) on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and a prospectus supplement (and the accompanying base prospectus) to be filed with the SEC prior to the commencement of the rights offering.

DSG expects to use the net proceeds from the proposed Rights Offering for general corporate purposes and to fund, in combination with its committed credit facility, the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of HIS Company, Inc., a Texas corporation (“Hisco”), pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement dated as of March 30, 2023 by and among the Company, Hisco, GreatBanc Trust Company, as trustee of the HIS Company, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust and Ellis Moseley, solely in his capacity as the representative of HIS Company, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.

About Distribution Solutions Group, Inc.

Distribution Solutions Group (“DSG”) is a premier specialty distribution company providing high touch, value-added distribution solutions to the maintenance, repair & operations (“MRO”), original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) and the industrial technologies markets. DSG was formed through the strategic combination of Lawson Products, Inc., a leader in MRO distribution of C-parts; 301 HW Opus Holdings, Inc., conducting business as Gexpro Services, a leading global supply chain services provider to manufacturing customers; and TestEquity Acquisition, LLC, a leader in electronic test & measurement solutions.

Through its collective businesses, DSG is dedicated to helping customers lower their total cost of operation by increasing productivity and efficiency with the right products, expert technical support and fast, reliable delivery to be a one-stop solution provider. DSG serves 110,000 customers in several diverse end markets supported by more than 3,100 dedicated employees and strong vendor partnerships. DSG ships from strategically located distribution and service centers to customers in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

For more information on Distribution Solutions Group please visit www.distributionsolutionsgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the “safe harbor” provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve risks and uncertainties. The terms “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplates,” “continues,” “could,” “ensure,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecasts,” “if,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “might,” “objective,” “outlook,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “predict,” “probable,” “project,” “shall,” “should,” “strategy,” “will,” “would,” and other words and terms of similar meaning and expression are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements do not relate to historical or current facts and are only predictions and reflect the views of the Company as of the date they are made with respect to future events and financial performance. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. The Company gives no assurance that any goal set forth in forward-looking statements can be achieved and cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date made. These statements are based on the Company’s management’s current expectations, intentions or beliefs and are subject to assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences or that might otherwise impact if and to what extent the stockholders of record will exercise their subscription rights to purchase common stock include, but are not limited to, (i) the Company’s expected use of proceeds from the rights offering, (ii) the terms and conditions of the rights offering, including the subscription price and (iii) other risks and uncertainties indicated in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, particularly those under its “Risk Factors” section, and from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The information contained in this press release is as of the date indicated above. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information or future events or developments.


This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom.

Company Contact:

Distribution Solutions Group, Inc.

Ronald J. Knutson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer