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Gulfstar Advises on Summit Materials Acquisition

GulfStar Group served as financial advisor to Ramming Paving Co. Ltd., RTI Hot Mix, RTI Materials and affiliated companies in the recent deal announced by Summit Materials. The deal closed on October 28.

Ramming, founded in 1993 by John Ramming, is an integrated construction materials company and is one of the largest independent aggregate and asphalt producers serving the greater Austin and San Antonio, Texas, markets. Ramming Paving offers a full range of services in all aspects of the asphalt industry including paving, patching, striping, seal coating and recycling. RTI Hot Mix provides hot and cold mix asphalt from its two asphalt plants located in Georgetown and Buda, Texas. RTI Materials operates an aggregate quarry in Georgetown, Texas, supplying crushed aggregates ranging from base to concrete and hot mix aggregates.

“GulfStar was instrumental in helping us achieve our objectives,” said John Ramming. “They navigated us through the entire process and developed a plan that fit our strategic goals. We are very pleased with GulfStar's services and are excited about joining Summit Materials.”

Summit Materials was formed in 2009 to develop a leading business in the aggregates and heavy-side building materials sector through strategic acquisitions. Summit Materials was founded by its CEO Tom Hill and a group of investors that include members of its management team, Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P. and Silverhawk Capital Partners. Tom Hill is the former CEO of Oldcastle Inc., the U.S. division of CRH, Plc.

The GulfStar Group transaction team included Managing Director Alan Blackburn, Vice President Justin Moers and Associate Jay Stone. “We were very pleased to work with John Ramming and his team on this transaction,” said Alan Blackburn. “We believe the Company will significantly strengthen Summit Materials' market presence in central Texas.”

GulfStar Group is a leading middle market investment and merchant bank headquartered in Houston, with a strong market presence in Austin, Dallas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.