September 2013  
LaSalle Capital Announces Investment in Reliant NDT, LLC
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Chicago, IL – LaSalle Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with industry executive Gary DuBroc and management to invest in Reliant NDT ("Reliant"), a Linden, TX based provider of non-destructive testing ("NDT") services and equipment to the oil and gas industry. Reliant is the first investment of Avantech Testing Services ("Avantech" or the "Company"), a new platform formed to develop a leading, diversified NDT and inspection services provider. Avantech, based in Houston, TX, represents LaSalle Capital's fifth platform investment out of its second fund.

Avantech's CEO Gary DuBroc and Reliant's founder and President Larry Wells will lead the Company as it executes a buy-and-build strategy to create a leading provider of NDT services and specialty NDT equipment to the energy, infrastructure, transportation and aerospace industries. Gary DuBroc stated, "We are excited to launch the Avantech platform with the acquisition of Reliant. Reliant's breadth of NDT services and custom inspection equipment manufacturing capabilities give us a solid foundation to build upon and we look forward to continuing to grow and expand Reliant's service offering."

Andy Shackelford, Partner at LaSalle Capital, noted, "We are thrilled to partner with Gary DuBroc and the team at Reliant. With their leadership and our expertise in growing value-added service businesses, we believe we can build a market leader in the NDT services industry."

If you have questions regarding this transaction or would like to discuss other opportunities in the industry, please contact either Andy Shackelford or Naveen Neerukonda of LaSalle Capital at (312) 236-7041.

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