Case Study

Abrasive Products and Equipment
Energy; Industrial Growth & Diversified Manufacturing; Distribution & Supply Chain Management
A leading, value-added specialty supplier of surface preparation, remediation, abatement, safety, environmental and waterjet cutting products and solutions.
Houston, Texas
ShoreView Industries (“ShoreView”)
Transaction Type:


ShoreView and Abrasive Products & Equipment (“APE” or the “Company”) management retained BlackArch Partners to manage the sale of the Company, seeking to leverage BlackArch’s deep expertise and experience in the energy and distribution sectors.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch marketed APE to a broad range of potential buyers focused on energy and distribution sectors. Preliminary roadshow meetings with selected potential investors generated robust interest in APE’s platform and management’s growth vision.


APE was sold to Ridgemont Equity Partners, a Charlotte-based middle-market buyout and growth equity investor. Kevin Willis, CEO of APE, will continue to lead the company in partnership with Ridgemont Equity Partners.

“Our experience with BlackArch brought far-reaching benefits above and beyond the transaction itself. BlackArch helped our management team better recognize our true value and how best to present our company to prospective buyers as well as our clients. BlackArch’s detailed approach not only helped our company maximize our value, but also helped our team achieve a more realistic perspective of whom we are and what we can achieve as a leader in our industry. The net result was that our company was able to gain a solid business partner that will allow us to meet our long-term goals as a company.”
Kevin Willis, Chief Executive Officer, Abrasive Products & Equipment, LLC