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Safe Fleet, A Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Completes the Acquisition of Seon Design Inc.

HOUSTON, TX (September 19, 2014) – The Sterling Group, a private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that its portfolio company, Safe Fleet Holdings LLC, has completed the acquisition of Seon Design Inc. Safe Fleet is a market leader in providing safety solutions for fleet vehicles. The company designs and manufactures safety- and productivity-oriented components for the emergency vehicle, truck and trailer, utility vehicle, school bus, and transit bus end markets. Seon is Safe Fleet’s second acquisition in the last nine months and further broadens Safe Fleet’s extensive product offering, in line with its on-going growth strategy. Seon is the leading manufacturer of video surveillance and fleet management solutions for school and transit buses. “Seon has developed and …

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The Sterling Group Completes the Acquisition of Aquatic US Holdings Corp.

HOUSTON, TX (September 2, 2014) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm, today announced that its affiliated investment fund has completed the acquisition of Aquatic US Holdings Corp. Aquatic is the third business Sterling has carved-out of the former Tomkins group in a three-year period. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Aquatic is a manufacturer of bathtubs and showers primarily used in residential single family and multi-family housing markets. Aquatic produces over 1,700 baths and showers per day from six manufacturing facilities across the United States. The company holds an estimated 20% share of the United States bathware market. “Sterling’s strategic, operational and financial support of its businesses is a welcome addition to all of us here at Aquatic,” …

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Safe Fleet, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Completes the Acquisition of FoamPro from Pentair

HOUSTON, TX (December 12, 2013) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that its portfolio company, Safe Fleet, has completed the acquisition of FoamPro from Pentair, Ltd. (NYSE: PNR). Sterling formed Safe Fleet in September 2013 through the acquisitions and subsequent combination of ROM Corporation and Specialty Manufacturing, Inc. FoamPro is the first add-on acquisition for Safe Fleet. Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Safe Fleet manufactures products that enhance the safety and productivity of fleet vehicles, including emergency vehicles, refrigerated trucks and trailers, utility vehicles, and school and transit buses. FoamPro designs and manufactures foam pumping systems for fire trucks. FoamPro’s addition complements Safe …

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