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Sterling Investment Partners

Value Not Disclosed 04/26/2022 Power & Industrial Technology Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On April 26, 2022, Sterling Investment Partners announced it has invested in W.A. Kendall and Company, LLC (“Kendall” or the “Company”) in partnership with the Company’s CEO, Robert Williams, and other members of management.
  • Headquartered in Lawrenceville, GA, Kendall is a leading provider of critical vegetation management services, including utility line clearing, ground clearing and mowing, and emergency storm response.
  • Robert Williams stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Sterling to execute our shared strategic vision for the Company. As we developed our relationship with Sterling, they demonstrated a strong understanding and respect for our culture, our business model, and what we call, “The Kendall Way”. Sterling is an excellent cultural fit with our organization, and we look forward to working with them for this next phase of growth.”
  • Sterling Investment Partners Managing Partner and Co-Founder Charles Santoro commented, “We enthusiastically share a common vision with Robert and his team to help the Company achieve continued growth in a large, fragmented and highly attractive market, while supporting the Company’s strong culture and reputation.”

About the company

W.A. Kendall and Company

For over 60 years, Kendall has provided vegetation management services to rural electric co-ops, investor-owned utilities and public municipal utilities across the Southeastern and Central United States. With services such as tree trimming, mowing, debris removal and storm restoration, Kendall is dedicated to providing safe and efficient right-of-way maintenance services to a diverse customer base.

Sterling Investment Partners

Sterling Investment Partners is a private equity firm that has been investing in and building middle-market companies for over 30 years with a highly-experienced, cohesive team of senior investment professionals.

Sources: Transaction Press Release.
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