Bishop Buys Bairstow

12 April 2024

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Bishop Lifting, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, has acquired Bairstow Lifting Products, headquartered in Atlanta.

Bairstow, owned by brothers Robert and Andy Bairstow, was founded by their father, Bob Bairstow, in 1960 as a local wire rope fabricating shop.

Since then, the company has expanded its offerings and services to become a leading supplier of rigging products and fall protection solutions in a major metropolitan area serving various end markets, including construction, entertainment, utility, automotive, and marine. 

Bairstow marks Bishop’s 13th acquisition since 2012 and is the sixth add-on acquisition since Altamont’s investment.

By expanding into the greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Bishop will continue to execute its ongoing strategy to become the country’s leading provider of lifting products and services by adding strategic branch locations, enabling the company to serve its customers throughout the country. Robert and Andy Bairstow will assist with the transition following the closing, and Carey Hanson will remain as general manager and continue to run the day-to-day operations.

“The acquisition of Bairstow adds to our footprint in the growing southeast region, and I’m excited to welcome the entire Bairstow team,” said Harold King, CEO of Bishop Lifting.

“Bairstow has a tremendous reputation with its customers, and we look forward to continuing that great legacy with expanded service and product options.”

“It was important for Andy and me to combine with a company that would be a great fit for our employees and customers,” said Robert Bairstow.

“We feel strongly Bishop is that company and are excited that their continued growth and expansion will provide greater lifting product and service solutions for our customers and opportunities for our employees.”

Bishop Lifting is a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners.
Bairstow was founded by Bob Bairstow in 1960 as a local wire rope fabricating shop.