October 6, 2020

Willkie represented Frontline Road Safety in the acquisition.

On September 29, Willkie client Frontline Road Safety, a subsidiary of The Sterling Group, announced its acquisition of Griffin Pavement Striping. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Griffin is a leading provider of road and airport striping solutions primarily in Ohio.

Through its operating companies, Frontline provides pavement marking services to a variety of end markets and customers. Sterling is a Houston-based, middle market private equity firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies.

Over the last several years, Sterling has developed an investment thesis in the road safety and infrastructure maintenance industry. Through organic growth and further acquisitions, Sterling intends to build Frontline into a leading platform for road safety solutions providers with best-in-class local execution capabilities. Sterling has a long history of partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to support the growth of their businesses.

The multidisciplinary Willkie deal team was led by partners Bruce Herzog and Daniel Mun, and included partners Hillel Jacobson and Mark Holdsworth, and associate Ryan Giggs.

Mark Holdsworth
Mark A. Holdsworth Partner Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs Partner Corporate & Financial Services