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The Cook & Boardman Group Acquires RDL Supply

April 2, 2015

The Cook & Boardman Group (“Cook & Boardman”), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, today announced the acquisition of RDL Supply (“RDL”). Based in Dallas, Texas, RDL is a market-leading distributor of commercial doors and hardware serving the non-residential construction sector. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to welcome RDL and its employees to the Cook & Boardman platform,” said Chuck Hummel, President and CEO of Cook & Boardman. “Dennis and Sherrie Martin founded RDL over thirty years ago and have built the company into a leading commercial door and hardware distributor with a strong reputation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a member of Cook & Boardman, RDL will continue to provide the same excellent customer service with a full range of products to non-residential contractors.” “We are excited to be a key player in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, which represents the ninth state with a location for Cook & Boardman, and we look forward to RDL’s continued success under our ownership,” he added.

“Our decision to join the Cook & Boardman platform is a natural step for RDL,” said Dennis and Sherrie Martin, the owners of RDL. “Cook & Boardman has a long-standing reputation for providing the highest quality products and services to the non-residential construction market, and their leadership, resources and broad geographical footprint will be key aspects of RDL’s long-term success going forward. We believe Cook & Boardman represents the ideal partner for RDL’s next phase of growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.”

About RDL Supply

RDL is a leading distributor of commercial doors, door frames, door hardware and related accessories located in Dallas, Texas. RDL was founded in 1981 and distributes to commercial contractors, municipalities, industrial projects, and through two-step distribution. RDL is the largest distributor in the States of RediFrame, a prefinished commercial steel door frame.

About Cook & Boardman Group

Cook & Boardman is a leading specialty distributor of commercial metal and wood doors, door frames, door hardware, and related products, including access control devices and specialty products.

About Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested over $5 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $250 million and utilizes a proven, industry-focused investment approach and repeatable value creation strategies. Ridgemont’s most recent flagship fund, REP III, was formed in 2018 and has $1.65B of committed capital.