The Sterling Group Completes the Acquisition of Time Manufacturing Company

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 6, 2017) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that it acquired Time Manufacturing Company (“Time”) from O’Flaherty Holdings Limited. Headquartered in Waco, Texas, 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. The business had been owned by the O’Flaherty family for over 40 years. “Sterling is the right partner for Time as we continue to pursue the significant growth opportunities that exist for the company today,” said Charles Wiley, CEO of Time.  “The Time team is excited to …

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Safe Fleet, A Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Randall Manufacturing

HOUSTON, TX (January 16, 2017) – The Sterling Group, a private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that its portfolio company, Safe Fleet, has completed the acquisition of Randall Manufacturing LLC (“Randall”). This marks Safe Fleet’s eighth acquisition during Sterling’s ownership.  Safe Fleet is a leading supplier of safety components for fleet vehicles. Based in suburban Chicago, Illinois, Randall is a leading manufacturer of specialized safety products used mainly in refrigerated semi-trailers in connection with the transportation of food and beverages. “Randall is an excellent addition to Safe Fleet’s portfolio. Through innovation and consistent execution, Randall has developed a high level of brand equity and trust with their customers and end-users,” stated John Knox, CEO of Safe Fleet. “The …

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Lynx FBO Network, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Two New Locations

January 3, 2017 (HOUSTON, TX) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that its platform company, Lynx FBO Network, has completed two acquisitions at Anoka County-Blaine Airport serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, with prime access to US Bank Stadium and downtown Minneapolis. Lynx simultaneously acquired both Cirrus Flight Operations and Key Air Twin Cities. “We look forward to bringing the Lynx level of service and our extensive FBO expertise to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area,” said Chad Farischon, a Partner with Lynx. In August 2016, Sterling launched Lynx, a buy-and-build effort in the FBO industry, and is executing a plan to build a leading FBO network providing general aviation services. The …

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