SOURCE: Shale-Inland LLC

Shale-Inland LLC

October 04, 2010 09:15 ET

Shale-Inland Launched to Pursue Strategic Acquisitions in the Global Steel Logistics Chain

Mergers & Acquisitions Team Led by Craig T. Bouchard and York Capital Management Jointly Pursue Venture

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Steel industry executive Craig T. Bouchard today announced the launch of Shale-Inland, a steel company poised to invest in the steel logistics chain. Joining Bouchard in the new venture are Raj Maheshwari and Philip Gaucher Jr. Maheshwari previously founded private merchant banking advisory firm Charlestown Capital Advisors, and Gaucher was formerly a portfolio manager for New York-based Plural Investments.

Shale-Inland also announced it is working together with the New York-based investment firm York Capital Management. Shale-Inland and York Capital Management are targeting acquisitions in steel production, distribution, and consumption.

Bouchard said Shale-Inland's formation comes at a time when the recovery in manufacturing across the global economy is within sight. "Timing is everything. The declines experienced by the steel sector are almost behind us. We believe the time to invest is now, and we intend to be an active player in the coming year," he said.

Tom Quindlen, President and CEO of GE Capital Corporate Finance, said, "It's great to see Craig back in the game. We wish Shale-Inland the greatest of success."

About Shale-Inland

Headquartered in Chicago, Shale-Inland is a steel services company founded in August 2010 by Craig T. Bouchard and his partners, Raj Maheshwari and Philip Gaucher Jr. Shale-Inland's mission is to acquire a strategic mix of profitable companies across the steel logistics chain of production, distribution, and consumption. Together with York Capital Management, Shale-Inland intends to assemble a portfolio of assets that can be run near full capacity throughout the business cycle. Shale-Inland's management team philosophy is to invest in companies with world-class customers and provide them a level of service that engenders fierce loyalty. More information about the company can be found at

About York Capital Management

York Capital Management is an international private event-driven investment fund group with approximately USD 14 billion of assets under management. York Capital was founded in 1991 by Jamie Dinan and has primary offices in New York, Washington, DC, London, and Hong Kong. York specializes in high quality, value oriented public and private equity investments, as well as credit securities. 

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