Zekelman family Completes Buy of JMC Steel

The Zekelman family has closed its previously announced buy of a majority stake in JMC Steel Group from the Carlyle Group. Carlyle is retaining a minority, a statement said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Beachwood, Ohio-based JMC is an independent tube manufacturer.


JMC Steel Group announced today that it has successfully completed the previously announced financing and sale transactions pursuant to which the Zekelman family has purchased a majority stake in JMC from Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group.  Carlyle maintains a minority stake in JMC.  Financial details were not disclosed.
In addition to facilitating the change of control, the company’s new credit facilities give the company greater flexibility and enhance growth opportunities.
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JMC Steel Group
JMC Steel Group is the largest independent tubular manufacturer in North America, with the most diverse product platform in the North American pipe and tube industry. Through its Wheatland Tube, Atlas Tube and Picoma product lines, it maintains a #1 market position in North America in each of its three core product categories: Hollow Structural Sections (HSS), standard pipe and electrical conduit. Formed through the combination of John Maneely Company and Atlas Tube in December 2006 and headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, JMC operates eleven plants in five U.S. states and one Canadian province and has a total production capacity of approximately 2.6 million tons of steel pipe and tube per annum.

The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $97.7 billion of assets under management committed to 76 funds as of September 30, 2010. Carlyle invests across three asset classes – private equity, real estate and credit alternatives – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America focusing on aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology & business services and telecommunications & media. Since 1987, the firm has invested $64.7 billion of equity in 1015 transactions. The Carlyle Group employs more than 900 people in 19 countries. As of June 30, 2009, in the aggregate, Carlyle portfolio companies have more than $84 billion in revenue and employ more than 398,000 people around the world. Web: www.carlyle.com; Case Studies: www.carlylegroupcreatesvalue.com; Video: www.youtube.com/OneCarlyle