Shale-Inland Holdings announced the closing of a transaction for the sale of the majority of the assets of Main Steel & Polishing, Shale-Inland Stamping & Fabricating and Metals Inc. (collectively referred to as ‘F&DS’) to an affiliate of the investment firm Peak Rock Capital.
“Following an extensive review of our portfolio of businesses, we have determined that the sale of F&DS optimises both Shale-Inland’s and F&DS’s strategic position in their respective sectors of industrial distribution and metals service centres. Shale-Inland will continue to strengthen its position in industrial distribution with investments focused on valve and valve actuation, and stainless steel and high nickel alloy pipe, fittings and flanges to improve our ability to serve our customers and supplier partners”, stated Frank A. Riddick III, CEO of Shale-Inland. “The F&DS management team, led by John Higgins, has completed a monumental strategic shift at F&DS combined with a significant improvement in operational capability and financial performance. They should be commended for their efforts.”
“The divestiture of F&DS will further enhance Shale-Inland’s strong liquidity position and ability to continue to make investments to deliver on our strategy of becoming the leading global supplier of specialised PVF and value added services for the energy and industrial markets”, added Riddick.