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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Saxco International, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Square Peg Packaging and Printing, LLC

HOUSTON, TX (August 07, 2014) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that its portfolio company, Saxco International has completed the acquisition of Square Peg Packaging and Printing, LLC. Headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Saxco is the market leader in the distribution of rigid packaging for the liquor, wine and craft beer industries. Saxco’s partnerships with North American manufacturers and unparalleled sourcing capabilities result in a wide array of customized glass, plastic and closure packaging solutions for their customers. Sterling acquired Saxco in 2011 from Herb and Keith Sachs, members of the founding family. Square Peg is the second add-on acquisition for Saxco in the past year.” Square Peg designs and supplies a …

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The Sterling Group Completes the Sale of Stackpole International to Crestview Partners

HOUSTON, TX (October 11, 2013) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that it has completed the sale of its portfolio company, Stackpole International to funds managed by Crestview Partners. Sterling had acquired Stackpole through a corporate carve-out from Tomkins in August 2011. Stackpole was an investment in Sterling’s third fund, an $820 million fund raised in 2010. The sale returns a significant portion of all called capital and fees to Fund III. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, Stackpole is a manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered oil-pumps and powdered metal components to automotive original equipment manufacturers. EBITDA has increased by more than 80% over …

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