Pine Tree Equity Expands CrossBridge Compliance to Southeast with C&R Compliance
Pine Tree Equity III, LP (“Pine Tree Equity”), a private equity firm based in Miami, FL, is pleased to announce that CrossBridge Compliance, LLC (“CrossBridge”) has acquired C&R Compliance, LLC (“C&R”) in January 2015. C&R, founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rome, GA, is a leading regional provider of safety and training services required to meet safety regulations in the manufacturing and pulp and paper industries. CrossBridge, headquartered in Longview, TX, is a leading regional provider of safety and training services for the oil and gas pipeline and rail industries. For additional information on CrossBridge, please visit www.crossbridgecompliance.com.
C&R represents CrossBridge’s first add-on acquisition. Pine Tree Equity partnered with CrossBridge management in November 2014 to recapitalize the platform in order to materially expand its trainer base and readily meet the growing demand for safety services in industrial environments. The acquisition of C&R positions CrossBridge with a strong presence throughout the southern U.S. and adds two experienced entrepreneurs in Mr. Clint Thacker and Mr. Ronnie Stamey to the senior management team.
CrossBridge will continue to aggressively pursue add-on acquisitions of competitive and complementary businesses. C&R marks Pine Tree Equity’s 9th investment in the industrial services industry, and 28th investment since Pine Tree Equity’s inception in 2007. Pine Tree Equity is actively searching for additional safety and training add-on investments. We are pleased to offer traditional referral fees for a closed transaction based on a signed fee agreement. For additional information, please call Joe Walter at (305) 808-9839.