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The Sterling Group hires Jim Apple

The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, has hired Jim Apple as a senior vice president, business development effective immediately.

Apple (pictured) has worked with Sterling closely for many years in his role in sponsor coverage at both Morgan Keegan and Raymond James.
In his new role at Sterling, Apple will lead the firm’s deal sourcing efforts with an immediate focus on family businesses and corporate carve-outs in the sectors of basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial service. He has over 20 years of experience working with industrial businesses in North America.
"Jim’s depth of knowledge of industrial businesses in the middle market will be a great asset to Sterling," says Greg Elliott, partner of Sterling. "Jim’s addition will help ensure that Sterling continues to identify and partner with exceptional management teams to grow industrial businesses."

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