Express Oil was founded in 1979 and has 300 locations, both company owned and franchised, throughout 15 states. The chain will stay headquartered in Birmingham and the current management team, including CEO Ricky Brooks, will keep operating from Birmingham.
“We are delighted to partner with Golden Gate Capital, which is fully supportive of our long-term strategic plan and appreciates our deep-rooted commitment to exceptional customer service and providing the highest quality automotive products and services,” Brooks said in a press release. “I am extremely proud of the strong foundation we established throughout our decade-long partnership with Carousel Capital and believe that with Golden Gate Capital’s support we are well-positioned to maintain our momentum as we pursue our growth strategy.”
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