Jackson's Worth Investment Group acquires the Shane Group

Worth Investment Group has acquired The Shane Group, a Hillsdale, Mich.-based diversified family of 15 companies in industries including plumbing and heating supplies, recreation products, sports lighting, sanitation, athletic products and corporate financial services.

Worth Investment Group, based in Jackson, Mich., is now the umbrella company that owns the subsidiaries, which are located in Hillsdale and Traverse City, Mich.; Ontario, Canada; Mayodan, N.C.; Waukesha, Wis.; and Fort Collins, Colo. The Shane Group, founded in 1974, employs 165 people.

The management team at each subsidiary will remain in place, as will the existing employees.

"The addition of The Shane Group and its operating subsidiaries to Worth Investment Group's portfolio of companies will advance our business plan by a decade, as we continue to acquire and build high-quality companies within the middle market," said Worth Investment Group Managing Partner M. Eric Boorom. "The Shane Group's reputation, history and, most importantly, leadership by its subsidiary presidents demonstrate a long-term commitment to building market-leading organizations."

The acquisition, which was finalized on June 30, includes:
-- American Copper and Brass, Hillsdale, Mich. and Waukesha, Wis.
-- The Curtis Marketing Corp., Hillsdale, Mich. and Mayodan, N.C.
-- Recreation Creations, Hillsdale.
-- Qualite Sports Lighting (http://www.qualite.com/), Hillsdale.
-- Recreation and Industrial Products Corp., Ontario.
-- Biological Mediations Systems (http://www.biologicalmediation.com/), Fort Collins, Colo.
-- Shane Group Capital Corp., Hillsdale.
-- Athletic and Recreation Products (http://www.athleticrec.com/), Hillsdale.
-- Site and Park Amenities, Hillsdale.
-- Innovative PlaySystems, Hillsdale.
-- International Technology and Engineering Corp.,Hillsdale.
-- Paramount Financial Consulting Services, Hillsdale.
-- Unique Products Corp., Hillsdale.

About Worth Investment Group

Worth Investment Group, LLC is a diversified private holding company focused on acquiring companies in the middle-market with valuations between $4 million and $20 million, partnering with management to build value and hold the companies for the long term.

Founded in 2009, Worth Investment Group is based in Jackson, Mich.

For more information about The Shane Group, visit http://www.shanegroup.com. For more information about Worth Investment Group, visit http://www.worth-investments.com.



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