Charles Craig

Managing Director

Charles leads GulfStar Group’s Environmental & Sustainability Practice. He joined GulfStar in 2016 from Barclays Capital, Inc., where he worked as an Associate in the Natural Resources Group. While at Barclays Capital, he advised upstream and midstream oil and gas clients through business combinations and provided guidance on capital structure management. Over his investment banking career, Charles has advised a diverse range of energy, environmental services, and industrials clients in strategic and capital markets transactions with aggregate value in excess of $30 billion. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Charles worked directly in the environmental and sustainability sector at Summit Power Group as a Commercial Developer and at Standard Renewable Energy (GridPoint) as a Business Development Manager.

Charles earned a B.A.S. in Environmental Studies from The University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Recent Transactions

a portfolio company of
has sold its scrap metal division to

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Based in North Carolina, Wall Recycling is a premier provider of integrated waste and recycling solutions. With a commitment to sustainability and innovation, Wall Recycling provides full-service waste management for both commercial and consumer customers. This divestiture allows Wall Recycling to strategically focus on its core integrated waste operations. The Company plans to make additional acquisitions, looking to build upon its strong waste platform while maintaining its leadership in the North Carolina market.

has been acquired by

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Industrial Services & Manufacturing
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Headquartered in Texas City, Texas, Farmers Copper is a leading metal supply company. It is a legacy business descended from Farmers Marine Copper, a company that was founded in Galveston, Texas in 1920 by Les and Sidney Farmer. Farmers Copper supplies copper, brass and bronze alloys to a long-standing customer base across aerospace, marine, defense, oil & gas and electrical market segments in North America. The Company distinguishes itself with its excellent service, custom processing capabilities and outstanding delivery performance. The Company will be integrated into the industry-leading service center network of Wieland Metal Services, a business unit of Wieland.

has received a minority growth investment from

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Industrial Services & Manufacturing
Environmental & Sustainability
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Mergers & Acquisitions Raising Capital Cross-Border Transactions

Headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon, PNW operates a full-service ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling business. The Company sells its recycled metal product to both international and domestic markets. PNW gathers scrap in North America and sells hundreds of thousands of tons of recycled metals to hundreds of domestic and international customers per year. PNW’s services are key to a growing circular economy, offering a low-cost replacement to virgin metal production. Recycled steel scrap saves approximately 70% of energy (95% for aluminum) and 55% of CO2 emissions when compared to virgin materials, according to the World Steel Association.

has completed a majority recapitalization with

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Industrial Services & Manufacturing
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Displayit builds custom environments from design to engineering to manufacturing to installation. Displayit takes the look and feel of the Company’s brand and build booths, kiosks, in-store fixtures and interiors around that image.

has been acquired by
a portfolio company of
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Industrial Services & Manufacturing
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Mergers & Acquisitions

For over 50 years, Powertherm Maxim has provided air intake and exhaust system accessories for large reciprocating engines. The Company’s silencers and catalytic converters abate sound and reduce emissions in the gas compression, power generation, energy infrastructure, marine, and industrial markets. Powertherm Maxim is headquartered in Houston, Texas with branch offices in Odessa and Fort Worth, Texas and El Reno, Oklahoma.

has been acquired by

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Industrial Services & Manufacturing
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Since 1979, C&D has been the Greater Houston Area’s premier scrap metal recycler. Led by Co-Founders Cindy and Dennis Laviage, C&D has become a household name across Houston given the team’s emphasis on and successful execution of its retail advertising campaigns. The Laviages built unrivaled brand recognition via near-constant television and radio commercials, establishing the now ubiquitous “We Pay You in $2 Bills!” trademark which generated over 14.6 million television and 15.0 million radio impressions in 2021 alone.

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