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APE Companies

Value Not Disclosed 03/03/2020 Specialty Distribution Complete
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Transaction Details

On March 3rd, 2020, Marco Group International (“Marco”) and APE Companies (“APE”) jointly announced the merger of both companies creating a top North American distributor of surface preparation, abrasives and safety products with 24 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

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APE Companies

For over twenty years, APE has been a leader in providing abrasive products, including garnet and equipment, to fill the surface preparation needs of its customers. During its history, APE has opened new locations and, through acquisitions, further expanded its branch network and offering to include safety products, industrial supplies, environmental remediation and disaster response. APE also maintains and rents a large fleet of surface preparation equipment.

Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $250 million in industries in which it has deep expertise, including business and industrial services, energy, healthcare, and technology and telecommunications.

Marco Group International

Founded in 1944, Marco is a manufacturer and distributor of surface preparation equipment and consumables to industrial contractors in the industrial, infrastructure and downstream energy sectors throughout the United States and internationally. Marco serves industrial contractors by offering a comprehensive line of abrasives, blasting equipment, coating equipment, rental equipment and safety products.

The CapStreet Group

The CapStreet Group is a Houston, Texas based private equity firm that invests in owner-managed, lower middle market companies. CapStreet targets companies operating in the industrial and outsourced business service sectors, including tech enabled services and software businesses. CapStreet’s approach is to partner with strong management teams with the goal of building out corporate infrastructure, accelerating growth and profitability, and creating long term sustainable businesses.

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