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Quarton Partners Advises Cyclone Steel Services in Its Sale to Freestone Partners, ORIX Corporate Capital and Management

   Quarton Partners Advises Cyclone Steel Services in Its Sale to Freestone
               Partners, ORIX Corporate Capital and Management

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Dec. 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Quarton Partners is pleased
to announce that Freestone Partners has partnered with management and ORIX
Corporate Capital to acquire Cyclone Steel Services, Inc., ("Cyclone"), a
premium provider of steel plate processing services primarily to the
petrochemical and oil and gas industries. Cyclone's CEO, Steve Lesikar, will
continue to run the company along with his existing senior management team,
and he will continue to own a substantial share of the company. Quarton
Partners acted as the exclusive advisor to Cyclone. The transaction closed on
November 30, 2012.

Cyclone Steel Services (www.cyclonesteel.com), based in Houston, Texas,
specializes in precision cutting and value-added processing of steel plate for
critical applications in the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. Cyclone
provides a full-service solution regardless of the customer's requirements by
utilizing oxy-fuel, plasma or high definition plasma cutting technologies. In
addition, the Company offers its customers several value-added secondary
processes.

Freestone Partners (www.freestonepartners.com) is a private equity firm
located in Houston, Texas. Freestone principally targets companies in
manufacturing, distribution, and commercial and industrial services. The
firm's geographic focus for platform investments is the southwestern and
southeastern United States.

ORIX Corporate Capital (www.orix.com) invests in public and private companies
through a variety of debt and equity instruments. ORIX Corporate Capital is a
subsidiary of ORIX USA, and ORIX USA is a Dallas, Texas-based financial
services and investment firm. ORIX USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX
Corporation (NYSE:IX), a Tokyo-based, publicly owned international financial
conglomerate.

ABOUT QUARTON PARTNERS

Quarton Partners (www.quartonpartners.com), headquartered in Birmingham,
Michigan, is a specialty investment banking firm, serving privately held and
publicly traded companies, as well as private equity firms. Quarton Partners
assists its clients with mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising,
and other financial advisory services. Its principals have successfully
completed hundreds of engagements in a wide variety of industries across the
U.S. and throughout the world.

SOURCE Quarton Partners

Website: http://www.quartonpartners.com
Contact: Rob Parker, +1-248-594-0400