Sperry Mitchell Advises Highway Safety on its Sale to Race Rock Infrastructure

New York, NY (January 24, 2023) Highway Safety Corporation (“HSC”) of Glastonbury, CT, and Ohio Galvanizing Corporation (“OGC”) of Marion, OH (together “Highway Safety”) have been acquired by Race Rock Infrastructure (“Race Rock”) of Houston, TX. Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction, assisted in negotiations and served as exclusive financial advisor to Highway Safety.  

HSC (www.highwaysafety.net), a premier provider of guardrail, bridge rail, and solar panel support structures, was founded in 1978 by W. Patric Gregory III in Glastonbury, CT. In 1994, Mr. Gregory expanded fabrication and galvanizing operations by establishing OGC (www.ohgalv.com) in Marion, OH, to better serve the company’s nationwide customer base. Following the transaction, Mr. Gregory will remain as President of HSC and OGC and join the Board of Directors of Race Rock.

Donald W. Young, Chairman and CEO of Race Rock Infrastructure, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with Patric Gregory and the talented people at Highway Safety and support them in their continued growth. HSC and OGC fit well with our broader infrastructure strategy and provide increased scope and scale to our existing lines of business to further support critical infrastructure buildout in the United States.”

W. Patric Gregory III, founder of HSC and OGC, added, “Getting to know the team at Race Rock over the last six months, it became clear to me that they are the ideal partner for the business I have spent the last 40 years building. Our shared values of providing a quality product in a timely manner with an emphasis on customer service and environmentally sustainable operations makes this a natural next step in Highway Safety’s journey. I am excited for the future of our combined businesses.”

Race Rock Infrastructure is a Houston-based manufacturer of critical infrastructure products and solutions for transportation, energy transmission/distribution & telecommunications. Race Rock’s main operating unit is Structural and Steel Products (SSP), a Fort Worth-based manufacturer and distributor of engineered poles, sign structures, and highway safety products.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in sell-side, middle-market merger & acquisition advisory services. Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $20 to $500 million.


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