Dallas, TX April 03, 2018

The Sterling Group Credit Fund Announces Investment in Systems Control, Inc.

The Sterling Group Credit Fund (“Sterling Credit”) has participated in a second lien loan facility and made an equity co-investment in support of Comvest Investment Partners’ Holdings, LLC (“Comvest”) acquisition of Northern Star Holdings, Inc (“NS Holdings”) from its founders.

Headquartered in Iron Mountain, Michigan, NS Holdings through its primary subsidiary Systems Control, Inc. is a market leading manufacturer of customized, highly engineered control and relay panels and custom-built enclosures. Systems Control also provides engineering services for a blue chip customer base primarily consisting of highly rated public electric utilities. Systems Control is the number one player in the substation equipment enclosure end market with a differentiated reputation for zero defect solutions.

“Sterling Credit was founded to partner with strong sponsors such as Comvest in their efforts to grow and expand leading middle market businesses,” said Sean Davenport, Partner with Sterling Credit. “We look forward to supporting Comvest’s investment strategy in the years to come.”

About The Sterling Group Credit Fund

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, The Sterling Group Credit Fund was founded in 2017 to provide junior debt capital, with a targeted allocation to equity, to support investments in growing and profitable middle market companies. Sterling Credit aims to partner with private equity sponsors to support their investment strategy, including the initial acquisition and ongoing capital needs for both organic and acquisition based initiatives. Sterling Credit targets investments in industries such as industrials, consumer, food and distribution. For further information, please visit

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