Lincoln successfully places credit facility in support of The Stephens Group’s acquisition of Quality Valve
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Quality Valve is the premier distributor of valve replacement and repair parts and accessories, offering a brand agnostic “one-stop shop” for customers across attractive end markets. With a comprehensive product portfolio of low-cost, high-cost-of-failure parts, the company serves a critical role in supporting end users’ mission-critical maintenance, repair and operations needs by connecting major valve original equipment manufacturers with end users.
The Stephens Group’s investment in Quality Valve will establish their platform in the valve replacement and repair parts and accessories distribution space. Lincoln International served as the exclusive financial advisor and placement agent for the transaction, successfully placing the debt financing in support of The Stephens Group’s acquisition of Quality Valve. Quality Valve is well positioned to execute its growth strategy in partnership with The Stephens Group and with the support of a strong long-term lending partner.
Justin May, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group, commented, “We are excited to have had the opportunity to partner with The Stephens Group team and support their vision for Quality Valve. We congratulate the entire team on the completion of this transaction and look forward to the continued growth and success of the business.”
The Stephens Group
The Stephens Group, LLC is a private investment firm that partners with talented management teams to help build valuable businesses. Backed by the resources of the Witt Stephens, Jr. and Elizabeth Campbell families, the firm combines the operational expertise of a private equity firm with the flexibility provided by long-term capital. With nearly $2 billion of private equity assets under management, the firm has a long history of providing informed, sophisticated expertise and working with owners and managers to help them successfully achieve their strategic visions and build long-term value. Since 2006, The Stephens Group has invested in over 50 companies, targeting investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution and vertical software.
The Lincoln team's thoughtful guidance and efforts throughout the process were critical in helping The Stephens Group secure a financing partner under a very accelerated timeline and ensure a smooth, efficient closing.
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