July 24, 2017

The Capstreet Group announces the recapitalization of Marco Group International

HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 24, 2017) – The CapStreet Group, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of a majority recapitalization of Marco Group International (“Marco”) in partnership with members of senior management.

Family owned since 1944, Mike Marthens is the third generation to successfully manage the business. Marco is a manufacturer and distributor of surface preparation equipment, parts and supplies to industrial contractors primarily in the downstream energy, infrastructure, and industrial markets.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know the team at CapStreet and I’m excited about our partnership.  CapStreet has a great reputation for building businesses and a significant amount of experience in successfully growing manufacturing and distribution companies.  We look forward to working with the CapStreet team and leveraging their experience as we enter into our next phase of growth,” said Mike Marthens, CEO.

Randy Roth, who joined Marco in 2016 as President and COO, will lead the company as CEO going forward. Prior to joining Marco, Randy served as President of Carboline Company, a manufacturer of high performance coatings, linings and fireproofing products.

“We are excited to partner with the Marco team,” added Paul De Lisi, a Partner at CapStreet.  “Mike has built a high quality business with a solid foundation and we look forward to working with him and Randy to accelerate growth.  The business is well positioned for expansion into new markets and our plan is to aggressively build the business to better serve its customers.  CapStreet has had several successes in recapitalizing industrial distribution and manufacturing businesses over the firm’s history, and we look forward to the opportunity with the Marco team.”

Marco is the fourth investment for CapStreet IV, LP, which has $340 million of committed capital and focuses on industrial distribution and manufacturing and diversified business service companies.

About The CapStreet Group

The CapStreet Group is a Houston-based private equity firm founded in 1990 that invests in owner managed, lower middle market companies headquartered in Texas and surrounding states. CapStreet targets companies operating in the industrial distribution, industrial manufacturing and business service sectors and partners with management to accelerate growth and improve profitability.