Stout Advises Aterian Investment Partners on the Acquisition of Stein Fibers

August 01, 2022

Stout announced that its client, Aterian Investment Partners (“Aterian”), a New-York-based private investment firm, has acquired Stein Fibers Ltd. (“Stein Fibers”). Stout served as financial advisor to Aterian in connection with this transaction.

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Albany, NY, Stein Fibers is the leading North American distributor and manufacturer of specialty fiber solutions, serving a diverse breadth of customers, end markets, and product applications. The Company offers an extensive portfolio of fiber and fabric products through its nationwide distribution network in addition to a suite of value-added services and supply chain management solutions.

“We are thrilled to establish yet another dynamic family-founder partnership with the talented Stein Fibers team and look forward to continue growing the Company’s legacy as the leading supply chain solutions provider in the fiber industry,” said Michael Fieldstone, Co-Founder and Partner at Aterian.

“It was a pleasure to work with the Aterian team to assist in facilitating this transaction and bringing about an exceptional result. Aterian’s acquisition of Stein Fibers marks another milestone for Stout’s Specialty Distribution group,” said Stout Managing Director, Steven Rathbone, who led the transaction. Stout’s Mark Abbott, Natalie Walgren, and Nick Darlington assisted in the deal.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor and deal counsel to Aterian.

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