2021


January 8, 2021

Kele, Inc. Acquires Lesman Instrument Company

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – January 8, 2021.  Kele, Inc. (“Kele”), a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) and leading value-added distributor of building automation peripherals and controls solutions, announced today that it has acquired Illinois-based Lesman Instrument Company (“Lesman”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1962 and based […]

November 9, 2020

Legal Technology Leader DISCO, a Portfolio Company of The Stephens Group, Raises $60 Million

Company valuation of $785 million demonstrates investor confidence in legaltech as a category of enterprise cloud computing‍ AUSTIN — October 15, 2020 — Legal technology leader DISCO today announced a $60 million equity financing, valuing the company at $785 million. Georgian Partners led the financing. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, and The […]

October 26, 2020

Sustainable Growth: Revolution, a Portfolio Company of The Stephens Group, Completes Acquisition of Polar Plastics

Plastic Recycler and Manufacturer Expands Commercial Products Division with Purchase of Minnesota-based Company LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Revolution, a leading manufacturer of sustainable plastic solutions, today announced that it has acquired Polar Plastics Corporation (“Polar Plastics”) from Spell Capital Partners in order to expand its production footprint and further penetrate the […]

September 16, 2020

DISCO, a Portfolio Company of The Stephens Group, is Named to the 2020 Forbes Cloud 100

As the Only Ediscovery Company Recognized, DISCO Continues to Stand Apart from Competition with Innovative Cloud-Native Solutions‍ AUSTIN — Sept. 16, 2020 — Legal technology leader DISCO has been named to the Forbes 2020 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. DISCO […]

August 12, 2020

The Stephens Group Promotes Two to Senior Associate

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – AUGUST 12, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Rob Dickinson and Jens Talbert to Senior Associate. Mr. Dickinson joined the firm in 2018 and works on investments in Catalyst Acoustics Group, Pearlman Group, and Spitzer Industries. Mr. Talbert joined the firm in […]

July 15, 2020

Catalyst Acoustics Group Acquires Fräsch, LLC

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – July 15, 2020. Catalyst Acoustics Group, Inc. (“Catalyst Acoustics Group”), a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) and a platform for an elite group of acoustic, seismic, vibration and noise control companies that together offer the broadest portfolio of noise control solutions in the market, announced today […]

July 7, 2020

The Stephens Group Announces Promotions

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – July 7, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC is pleased to announce the promotions of Grant Jones and Tim Trzebiatowski to Managing Director and Mark Steenhoek to Principal, Operations. Mr. Jones leads the firm’s investments in the Commercial and Industrial Products sector and oversees investments in Catalyst Acoustics Group, CoreLink, Kele, and […]

May 19, 2020

Pearlman Group Welcomes Scott McLendon as CEO

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – May 19, 2020.  Pearlman Group (“Pearlman”), the leading multi-channel developer and specialty distributor of supplies, tools and equipment used in the fabrication and maintenance of hard surfaces for residential, commercial and industrial end-markets, announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Scott McLendon as Chief Executive Officer.  McLendon will […]

March 10, 2020

Recent PE Publications Profile The Stephens Group

The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) is pleased to have been recently profiled in several publications, including Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity International, and The Deal. Managing Directors Aaron Clark and Clay Hunter sat down with reporters to discuss the firm’s history, strategy and vision for the future. The focus of the articles […]

February 25, 2020

The Stephens Group Acquires Kele, Inc.

Partnership enables continued growth of the leading specialty distribution platform for the building automation industry LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – February 25, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) announced today that it finalized its acquisition of Kele, Inc. (“Kele” or the “Company”).  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, and […]