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Hastings Equity Partners acquires Cactus Fuel

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Hastings Equity Partners (Hastings), a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market energy services and equipment companies, is excited to announce its fifth Fund III platform investment in Cactus Fuel, LLC. (Cactus).

Based in Midland, Texas, Cactus Fuel is a value added distributor of fuel and lubricants to upstream and midstream customers throughout the Permian Basin. Founded in 2012, Cactus Fuel is recognised as a market leader in the most active shale play in the US and the firm utilises advanced technology to ensure best in class service for all of its customers.

"We are very excited to partner with Hastings and look forward to being able to expand and enhance our service offering to our customers," said Jimmy Tindol, Chief Executive Officer of Cactus Fuel. "It's an exciting time at Cactus Fuel. We recently executed a geographic expansion into New Mexico and are in the process of opening additional locations that will further increase our reach."

"The Cactus Fuel management team has done a terrific job of ramping up the business in a very challenging environment, while continuing to provide 100% on time service to their customers," said Ted Patton, Managing Director of Hastings Equity Partners. "We are extremely excited to work closely with management on expanding the service offerings and coverage area going forward."

PNC Financial Services provided financing for the transaction, while Riveron Consulting and Locke Lord LLP provided advisory services to Hastings. Gulfstar Group advised the shareholders of Cactus Fuel.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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