Aterian Investment Partners Portfolio Company Bluewater Thermal Solutions Completes Sale of Nine Industrial Facilities to STORE

Aterian Investment Partners Portfolio Company Bluewater Thermal Solutions 
Completes Sale of Nine Industrial Facilities to STORE Capital in Real Estate 
Portfolio Sale Leaseback Transaction 
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Aterian Investment Partners ("Aterian"), a 
private equity firm, announces that its portfolio company Bluewater Thermal 
Solutions ("Bluewater") completed the sale of nine industrial facilities to 
STORE Capital Corporation ("STORE"). The portfolio, totaling over 500,000 
square feet, consisted of heat treating plants in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, 
Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada.  In conjunction with the sale, Bluewater 
simultaneously entered into a long-term lease with STORE at each of the 
Bluewater is a leading provider of heat treating services and solutions to a 
number of North American manufacturing industries. The company provides a 
range of metallurgical heat-treating processes in which metal parts are 
exposed to precise temperatures, atmospheres, quenchants, and other conditions 
to improve their mechanical properties, durability, and wear resistance. 
Bluewater services over 2,000 unique customers in the automotive, heavy truck, 
aerospace, construction, agriculture and energy industries. 
Isaac Chalal, Vice President of Aterian, stated "We are pleased to partner 
with the STORE team to consummate this transaction. Their thorough and 
efficient approach to understanding Bluewater's value proposition and the 
criticality of its services to the customer base convinced us that they would 
be a fantastic long-term partner for the company.  This is the third sale 
leaseback transaction that Aterian has completed in the last twelve months and 
represents another example of Aterian's focus on driving significant cash 
generating initiatives on behalf of its portfolio companies." 
"We are excited to partner with Aterian and provide our net lease financing 
solution to one of their portfolio companies, Bluewater Thermal Solutions," 
said Christopher Volk, CEO of STORE Capital. "STORE's ability to provide a 
tailored, flexible solution and act quickly enabled Bluewater to free up 
significant capital to accelerate several key growth initiatives. Aterian's 
responsiveness and commercial approach facilitated an expedient and certain 
transaction closing. We look forward to the mutual benefits of a long-term 
relationship with both Bluewater and Aterian." 
About Aterian Investment Partners  Aterian Investment Partners is a private 
equity firm focused on providing capital to market leading small-to-middle 
businesses across a broad range of industries that represent unique 
situations, turnarounds, or otherwise are opportunities to collaborate with 
management to optimize profitability. Aterian targets businesses generating 
$25 million to $500 million in annual revenues with strong, proven franchises. 
Aterian's principals have extensive experience investing in complicated and 
operationally intensive situations including corporate carve-outs, 
restructurings both in and out of bankruptcy, and strategic investments 
necessary to build and enhance value for all stakeholders. Aterian will use 
its fund to invest in both control and non-control situations across the 
capital structure in addition to bridging the entire purchase price, thereby 
providing sellers the utmost speed and certainty of closing. For more 
information, please visit 
About STORE Capital Corporation ("STORE") STORE Capital Corporation is the 
leader in middle market capital solutions, backed by funds managed by Oaktree 
Capital Management, L.P., together with other institutional shareholders. 
STORE's mission is to address the long-term capital needs of real estate 
intensive operating businesses throughout the United States. Through tailored 
real estate lease and mortgage financing solutions, STORE's aim is to create 
wealth for its customers by improving the capital efficiency of their 

SOURCE  Aterian Investment Partners 
Isaac Chalal, Aterian Investment Partners, LLC, 212-287-2911, 
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-0- Dec/16/2013 13:31 GMT
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