Velcon Filters, LLC, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Completes Acquisition of Warner Lewis GmbH

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (May 1, 2012) – Velcon Filters, LLC, a  manufacturer of industrial filtration systems, today announced that it has acquired Warner Lewis GmbH. Velcon is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, and was acquired in 2009 as a platform to execute a buy-and-build strategy. Headquartered in Kelsterbach, Germany with locations in Phillipsburg, Germany; Farnborough, UK; Paris, France; and Dubai, UAE; Warner Lewis offers aircraft refueling solutions to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”).  Warner Lewis has been a strategic business partner of Velcon for over 40 years distributing Velcon’s line of products, in addition to manufacturing its own standard or custom vessels, pit-boxes and …

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The Sterling Group Acquires Liqui-Box from Dupont

HOUSTON, TX (December 30, 2011) – The Sterling Group (“Sterling”), a Houston based private equity investment firm, today announced that its affiliated investment fund, Sterling Group Partners III, L.P., has completed the acquisition of the Liqui-Box Corporation (“Liqui-Box”) from DuPont. The acquisition is Sterling’s third investment in its third fund, an $820 million fund raised in 2010. Liqui-Box is the twenty-first corporate carve-out in Sterling’s thirty year history and the fourth business Sterling has acquired from DuPont. Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, Liqui-Box is a leading supplier of bag-in-box flexible packaging to the global dairy, beverage and bulk food markets. Bag-in-box packaging is primarily used in the foodservice industry to package dairy mix for milkshakes and coffee drinks, fountain beverage syrup …

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Roofing Supply Group, LLC Acquires Intermountain Supply, Inc.

DALLAS, TX (December 30, 2011) – Roofing Supply Group, LLC (“RSG”), a national leader in the wholesale distribution of roofing supplies and related materials, today announced that it has acquired Intermountain Supply, Inc. (“IMS”). RSG is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, L.P. With locations in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, IMS is a leading distributor of residential and commercial roofing supplies and other building materials in the region. “Founded in 1995, Intermountain Supply has established itself as the leading roofing supply distributor in the state of Washington and throughout the Northwestern US and has an excellent reputation,” said Mike Farrell, President and CEO of RSG. “We had identified Washington as an attractive market for RSG’s entry in 2011, and …

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