HOUSTON — The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, announced that its affiliated investment fund, Sterling Group Partners III L.P., has completed the acquisition of Roberts-Gordon LLC.

Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Roberts-Gordon designs and manufactures specialty commercial and industrial HVAC equipment as well as industrial process and finishing equipment. The company’s product offerings are used in a range of niche market applications, primarily in manufacturing facilities, warehouses, vehicle service shops, educational facilities, commercial offices, energy terminals, chicken houses, and retail establishments. Roberts-Gordon operates six manufacturing facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

“Roberts-Gordon is a leading manufacturer in a number of niche HVAC applications,” said John Hawkins, partner at The Sterling Group. “Sterling’s partnership with the company will focus on the significant organic growth opportunities that exist and will support acquisitions into complementary HVAC markets.”

For more information on Roberts-Gordon, visit www.rg-inc.com.

Publication date: 7/14/2014

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