September 14, 2021

Oscar Larson Acquires Cox Service Station Maintenance

CLARKSTON, Michigan and FRANKLIN, Ohio

Oscar W. Larson Company (“Oscar Larson” & “OWL”), a portfolio company of Trive Capital, has acquired Cox Service Station Maintenance (“Cox”). The strategic acquisition strengthens Oscar Larson’s presence in the Midwest and further establishes OWL’s nationwide footprint that has been built to relentlessly service the customer.

“The addition of Cox will help us to expand our market share in Ohio,” says Oscar Larson President Charlie Burns. “We look forward to leveraging the strong local brand equity of Cox to deliver best-in-class service to both Oscar Larson and Cox customers.”

Cox President, Rosco Agee stated, “For the past 42 years, Cox’s success has been a result of our strong dedication to always do right by our customers. With Oscar W. Larson’s scale and operational resources, we will be able to expand into new regions and broaden our offerings to better meet the needs of our customers and increase the market share of our suppliers.”

Blake Bonner, Partner at Trive, added “Cox is the second add-on in as many months at OWL and we will continue to prioritize targets that bring best in class capabilities that are aligned with OWL values and superior service levels.”

Oscar Larson is actively seeking add-on opportunities in the equipment distribution and installation, testing, inspection, maintenance, and repair services markets within the energy infrastructure industry.


About Oscar Larson

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Clarkston, Michigan, Oscar Larson is a leading end-to-end equipment distributor and provider of installation, testing, inspection, maintenance and repair services to fuel infrastructure and other customers across the Midwest.

About Trive

Trive Capital is a Dallas, Texas based private equity firm with more than $7 billion of regulatory assets under management. Trive focuses on investing equity and debt in what it sees as strategically viable middle-market companies with the potential for transformational upside through operational improvement. We seek to maximize returns through a hands-on partnership that calls for identifying and implementing value creation ideas.

The Trive team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals who have been involved in over 100 middle-market transactions representing in excess of $6 billion in revenue across Trive’s targeted industry sectors and situations.

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