Merit sells SSP to Highland Capital

Highland Capital Management has acquired Fort Worth, Texas-based Structural and Steel Products Inc, a maker of highway construction products. The seller was Merit Capital Partners. Lincoln International provided financial advice to SSP on the deal. No financial terms were disclosed.


Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Merit Capital Partners (“Merit”) has completed the sale of Structural and Steel Products, Inc. (“SSP” or the “Company”) to Highland Capital Management, a Dallas-based asset management firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The SSP transaction further establishes Lincoln’s expertise in infrastructure, and adds to its leading position as an industrial advisor, with over 220 transactions completed by the Global Industrial Group since 2010.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, SSP manufactures and distributes products used in the highway construction end-market, including overhead sign structures, guardrails, crash cushions, lighting poles and bridge decking. In addition, the Company manufactures tubular structures used in the communication and power transmission industries.

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SSP, working closely with the Company’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

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