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The Sterling Group to Sell Leading U.S. Roofing Material Distributor, Roofing Supply Group to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

HOUSTON, TX – April [19], 2012 – The Sterling Group today announced a definitive agreement to sell Roofing Supply Group (“RSG” or the “Company”), a leading distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials in the U.S., to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC.  Terms were not disclosed.

RSG provides a complete offering of residential and commercial roofing materials and related supplies.  Products include shingles, single-ply roofing, metal roofing, roll roofing, insulation, slate and tiles, nails and fasteners, cements and coatings and other complementary building materials. RSG’s branch-based operating model includes 59 locations in 24 states throughout the West, Rocky Mountain, Northwest, Southwest, Southeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.  The Sterling Group was advised by Harris Williams in the transaction.

CD&R has obtained committed financing from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse, and UBS Investment Bank.  Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co.  acted as financial advisors, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP acted as legal advisor to CD&R.

About The Sterling Group

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $500 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 41 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of approximately $9.5 billion. Currently, Sterling has $1.3 billion of committed capital under management through three funds. Current portfolio companies include North American Energy Partners, CST Industries, Roofing Supply Group, Universal Fiber Systems, Velcon Filters, Express, B&G Crane, Saxco International, Stackpole International and Liqui-Box.

About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private equity firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing superior financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. The Firm’s partners and advisors include a combination of skilled investment decision-makers and seasoned corporate leaders from global businesses such as ABB, Allstate, BAE, BBA, BTR, Disney, Dow, Eaton Vance, Emerson Electric, Gap, GE, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, Unilever and Williams, among others. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of approximately $17 billion in 51 U.S. and European businesses with an aggregate transaction value of over $80 billion. For more information, please visit

About Roofing Supply Group

Founded in 1981 and based in Dallas, TX, Roofing Supply Group is one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing supplies and related materials in the United States. Through its network of 59 branches in 24 states, RSG provides one-step distribution services from roofing product manufacturers to roofing contractors and homebuilders. Each branch carries a complete line of roofing products for residential and commercial roofing, including composition asphalt shingles, underlayment, and associated ancillary products.  For more information, please visit


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