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Permian Tank & Manufacturing Acquires Lide Industries-Texas

DALLAS, July 8, 2008 – Lide Industries, has been acquired by Permian Tank & Manufacturing Inc. Permian’s primary shareholders include global private equity firm The Carlyle Group and energy private equity firm Riverstone Holdings.

Lide Industries, headquartered in Mexia, Texas, began operations in 1976, and produces steel and fiberglass storage tanks for use in the oil and gas, petrochemical, alternative fuels, chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, water and industrial sectors.

“This transaction represents a significant partnership for Lide Industries, and Challenger is proud to have served as the company’s financial advisor,” said Mike Burr, executive director and vice chairman of Challenger Capital Group. “We believe in the strength of Lide Industries’ management and the quality of its products and customer service, and look forward to the company’s future growth and development.”

The Lide Industries management team will retain a significant equity stake in the combined company moving forward, and it is expected that both Lide Industries and Permian Tank & Manufacturing will operate under their current names. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Lide Industries, a manufacturer of superior-quality storage tanks, caters to a broad spectrum of customer needs. Since its inception in 1976, Lide Industries has become a respected leader in the storage tank industry. Lide Industries serves clients from a broad industry base, including companies in the petrochemical, oil, gas, water, paper, feed ingredients, raw material, asphalt, foam and plastics industries. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Odessa, Texas, Permian Tank & Manufacturing Inc., began operations in 1976 as a steel tank fabricator. In 1985, Permian Tank added a fiberglass division. Since its inception, Permian Tank & Manufacturing Inc. has expanded to become one of the largest manufacturers of steel and fiberglass oil storage tanks, gun barrels, heater treaters, separators and free water knockouts in the United States. For more information, please visit

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