The Sterling Group

The Sterling Group, L.P. is a private equity firm specializing in corporate carve outs, industry consolidation, family owned businesses, sponsor backed businesses, and complicated transactions. It does not invest in financial services, real estate, health care, and information technology companies. It prefers to invest in companies in middle market and mature stages; and considers making leveraged buyouts and add-on acquisitions. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturing, converting, assembly, industrial services, technology, distribution, and packaging businesses. It seeks to invest in companies headquartered in United States with a focus on Midwest or Canada. The firm typically invests in transaction size between $40 million to $100 million in companies with enterprise values between $100 million and $750 million and EBITDA greater than $15 million. The firm works hand in hand with management teams of the companies and seeks to take controlling interests. It prefers to make majority investments in manufacturing, distribution and industrial service businesses. The Sterling Group, L.P. was founded in 1982 and is based in Houston, Texas with an additional office in Chicago, Illinois.
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Chris Ahearn

Operating Partner, Commercial

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Jim Apple

MD

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James M. Apple

MD

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Erin Arnold

MD

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Jack Basler

Associate

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Brandon Baudin

CFO

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Jared Bell

Senior Associate

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Jacob Broom

VP

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James Caffrey

Associate

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Sean Davenport

Partner

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Gregory Elliott

Partner

Johann Friese

Principal

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Kevin Garland

Partner

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Jr Gilley

Associate

John Griffin

Principal

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Jenny Harris

MD

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John Hawkins

Partner

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Brian Henry

Partner

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Frank Hevrdejs

Advisory Partner and Co-founder

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Steven Hirsch

Principal

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Shirley Jefferies

CFO

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Franny Jones

MD

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Daniel Limcher

Associate

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Claudine Lussier

Principal

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Scott MacLaren

Partner

Jud Morrison

Operating Partner

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William C. Oehmig

Advisory Partner

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Roy Peng

Associate

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Nathaniel Reeve

VP

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Gary Rosenthal

Partner

Bradley Staller

Partner

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Brad Staller

Partner

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John Henry Styles

Associate

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Aaditya Vaidya

Associate

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Juan Valdez

VP

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Patrick Vocke

VP

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Kent Wallace

Partner

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Eric Williams

Principal of Strategy

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Brent Willson

Private Equity VP

14 past transactions

Artisan Design Group

Acquisition in 2018
Artisan Design Group is a provider of of flooring products and services. Artisan Design Group is a dealer of flooring products and services, providing design, procurement, installation and quality control of flooring and complimentary products for homebuilders.

Lynx FBO Network

Acquisition in 2016
Lynx FBO Network provides fuel, ramp and other services to the general aviation industry.

Merchants Metals LLC

Acquisition in 2021
Merchants Metals is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in the nation.

Aquatic US Holdings Corp

Acquisition in 2014
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.

NorthAmerican Services Group

Acquisition in 2016
North American Industrial Services, Inc utilizes high pressure water blasters up to 40K P.S.I. and up to 700 hp to remove the toughest deposits in your facilities. We have the capability of performing offline and online hydro-blasting. Using the most advanced equipment, technologies and best trained work force in the industry we will finish the toughest jobs, safely and productively. North American Industrial Services, Inc maintains a large fleet of industrial vacuum trucks. Our vacuum trucks are all 27 inch vacuum and most are 6000 cfm. This enables us to move very large volumes of material over long distances and in a shorter period of time.

Universal Fiber Systems, LLC

Acquisition in 2007
Universal Fiber Systems LLC. is an innovation-driven global leader in the production of high quality synthetic fibers for a broad array of applications and industries. Serving customers in the production of the flooring, industrial, military, medical and apparel industries, you will find the fiber products manufactured by Their companies in most major brands and prominent projects around the world.

Roofing Supply Group

Acquisition in 2006
RSG employees are experts who have spent their careers learning every aspect of the roofing industry, which makes them a great resource for their customers who strive to grow long lasting profitable businesses. The Company’s strength is its team of innovators and problem solvers who work together to make every customer project a success. RSG’s unique company culture is clear to their customers. They believe in integrity and the one-on-one customer attention of a family owned business whose good name has stood the test of time, from generation to generation. More importantly, their team’s pride in ownership ensures that you will always benefit from optimum service levels and ownership ensures that you will always benefit from optimum service levels and a welcoming and friendly RSG relationship that will thrive for years.

Bad Boy Mowers Inc

Private Equity Round in 2019
Bad Boy Mowers is a machinery company providing commercial lawn mowers.

Bad Boy Mowers Inc

Private Equity Round in 2019
Bad Boy Mowers is a machinery company providing commercial lawn mowers.

ProcessBarron

Acquisition in 2015
ProcessBarron is a leader in the design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and repair of air, gas, and material handling equipment for a variety of heavy industrial applications. Since its founding in 1981 as Process Equipment, Inc., ProcessBarron has expanded its service and production capabilities through strategic acquisitions, a long history of quality workmanship, and superior customer responsiveness. Over the past three decades, offerings have grown from fan repairs to "integrated solutions" that include all components related to the movement of air, gas, or materials to and from boilers, kilns, and furnaces. ProcessBarron offers a wide range of products and services to customers throughout the world in the pulp and paper, iron and steel, utility, cement, lime, wood products, textile, foundry and mining industries.

Brock White Company, LLC

Acquisition in 2018
Brock White is a professional grade construction materials supplier with a proven track record of delivering the highest quality supplies and services to their customers. They're the professionals' choice for contractor building supplies, and they're confident that you'll find what you're looking for with their huge and diverse product selection. They put great pride into the relationships and partnerships they form with their clients. Whether you own your own business, or you're a weekend do-it-yourselfer, they have the high grade construction and building materials you can depend on, regardless of the type of project you're currently tackling.

TIME Manufacturing Co

Acquisition in 2017
Time is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of vehicle-mounted aerial lifts primarily for the telecom and electric utility end markets. Time has pioneered several brands within the aerial lift market, including the market leading Versalift brand.

Evergreen North America

Acquisition in 2016
Evergreen Industrial Services is a leading provider of environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to the downstream and midstream energy sectors. Through a customer-centric culture and the deep-rooted principles of safety, integrity, accountability, and adaptability. Evergreen is a trusted partner to many of the largest and most discerning energy companies in North America, and we have become one of the fastest growing companies in our field. Our technical expertise, talented employees, and focused offering of specialized and complementary services uniquely position us to engineer solutions for our customers to address a wide range of complex industrial cleaning requirements, and to provide safe and certain service execution. We have the ability and proven track record of delivering solutions across a wide spectrum of applications, from routine daily activities to very large and complex projects and turnarounds. Evergreen takes tremendous pride in engineering and successfully executing technical solutions for our customers. We are leaders in each of our respective service lines, including Vapor Control, Chemical Cleaning, Tank Cleaning, Water Treatment, Vacuum Services, Hydroblasting, Hydroexcavation, and Industrial Logistics & Transportation. We can deliver these services on a stand-alone basis or as part of a multi-service, highly integrated solution.

Polychem Corporation

Acquisition in 2019
Polychem is in the securement packaging industry. The company manufactures polyester (“PET”) and polypropylene strapping consumables, securement equipment and related products, serving the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and industrial industries.