The Sterling Group Acquires Stackpole International from Gates Canada

HOUSTON, TX (August 2, 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 Stackpole International (“Stackpole”) business from Gates Canada (a subsidiary of Pinafore Holdings PV). The acquisition is Sterling’s second investment in its third fund, an $820 million fund raised in 2010, and is the twentieth corporate carve-out in its twenty-nine year history. The acquisition was financed with equity from Sterling Group Partners III, L.P., Current Capital LLC and several other co-investors. Senior debt financing was provided by RBC Capital Markets, BNP Paribas and UBS and mezzanine debt was provided by Hancock Capital Management, Fifth Street and …

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B&G Crane Service Acquires the Texas Assets of Ray Anthony International

NEW ORLEANS, LA (June 29, 2011) – B&G Crane Service, LLC (“B&G”), provider of operated and maintained mobile crane services, heavy rigging and specialty hauling services today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the Texas-based assets of Ray Anthony International, LLC (“RAI”). B&G is a portfolio company of an affiliate of The Sterling Group, L.P. (“Sterling”), a Houston-based private equity investment firm. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, B&G has a fleet of over 100 mobile cranes ranging from 6 to 825 tons in capacity and a truck fleet of over 50 vehicles. The company’s crane rental fleet consists primarily of mobile all terrain, hydraulic truck, lattice boom crawler and tough terrain cranes. The specialty hauling …

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Roofing Supply Group LLC, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Announces Acquisition of Construction Resource, Inc.

DALLAS, TEXAS (April 15, 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 Construction Resource, Inc. (“CRI”). Operating throughout Northern California, with locations in Oakland and Sacramento, CRI has established itself as a respected market leader in commercial roofing and waterproofing materials and as a preferred distributor of Firestone roofing materials and CETCO waterproofing over the last two decades. CRI’s success was built on delivering superior customer service to commercial roofing contractors, project owners and architects across the region. “Construction Resource, Inc. has a long-standing reputation as a leading distributor of quality commercial roofing and waterproofing materials in Northern California,” said Mike Farrell, …

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