Team Additions

Houston, TX May 20, 2016

The Sterling Group Announces the Addition of Sreenu Tadavarthy as Senior Vice President of Business Development

The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, announced the addition of Sreenu Tadavarthy as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Sreenu is based in Chicago and will lead the firm’s origination and deal sourcing activities within the Midwest. He will also support the firm’s broader sourcing effort by assisting in the development of investment themes and working with executives seeking to partner with private equity.

Sreenu possesses over 20 years of M&A and corporate finance experience gained at various investment banks, including Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., CIBC Oppenheimer Corp. and most recently TTK Partners, LLC, a boutique advisory firm that he co-founded and served as Partner for 10 years. “We welcome Sreenu’s broad base of relationships and transaction experience with industrial companies,” said Jim Apple, Managing Director. “Sreenu’s long tenure advising on corporate divestitures will be a great benefit to Sterling’s targeted sourcing efforts.”

Sterling is currently investing out of its fourth fund with $1.28 billion in commitments. Sterling has completed 23 corporate-carve-outs and has partnered with 14 family businesses since its founding in 1982. Sterling focuses on implementing an operational investment strategy to fundamentally grow and improve North American based industrial businesses.

About The Sterling Group

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 47 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has $2.3 billion of assets under management. For further information, please see our website: