June 30, 2021

Oscar Larson Partners with WildcoPES

DALLAS, Texas; CLARKSTON, Michigan; MANCHESTER, New Hampshire

Oscar W. Larson Company (“Oscar Larson”), a portfolio company of Trive Capital, has acquired WildcoPES (“Wildco”). The strategic acquisition expands Oscar Larson’s presence to the East Coast and is the first step in creating a nationwide platform that can relentlessly service the customer.

“The addition of Wildco is the first step in fulfilling our commitment to build a platform that can service the customer across North America,” says Oscar Larson President, Charlie Burns. “We look forward to leveraging the strong reputation of Wildco to deliver best-in-class service to both Oscar Larson and Wildco customers.”

“We are pleased to have found like-minded partners in the Trive and Oscar Larson team members,” commented Wildco President, Adam Desfosses. “Bringing together two market-leading companies provides significant opportunity for Wildco to continue to expand its geographic presence allowing us to better service our customer base coast to coast.”

Blake Bonner, Partner at Trive, added, “The addition of Wildco expands Oscar Larson’s presence to the East Coast while bolstering and deepening customer relationships and technical expertise. Oscar Larson and Trive remain focused on providing comprehensive, forward-thinking services, and we are confident that Wildco’s team, customer relationships, and expertise will be additive to Oscar Larson.”

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 W. Larson Company

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 WildcoPES

Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, WildcoPES is a provider of comprehensive sales, maintenance, inspection, testing and construction management services to major energy suppliers, independent retailers, contractors and other clients across the East Coast.

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 250 middle-market transactions representing in excess of $7 billion in revenue across Trive’s targeted industry sectors and situations.

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