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CSG Partners Advises Martin Resource Management Corporation in $230MM Sale to ESOP

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CSG Partners Advises Martin Resource Management Corporation in $230MM Sale to ESOP09:14 EDT Tuesday, October 23, 2012NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSG Partners, LLC, the New York-based boutique investment bank, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Martin Resource Management Corporation (MRMC), in its recent transaction involving an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) acquiring a minority interest in MRMC for approximately $230 million.  MRMC is a leading independent provider of marketing, distribution and transportation of hydrocarbon products and by-products and the owner of the general partner of publicly traded Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: MMLP)."CSG Partners is privileged to have advised MRMC on the ESOP transaction, which meets their corporate objectives and rewards their employees," said George Thacker, III, Managing Director at CSG Partners. "The transaction was the culmination of two years of working with MRMC and its highly talented management team, and it's rewarding to see the company achieve this groundbreaking milestone.  MRMC's choice of CSG Partners as exclusive financial advisor reflects our dedication to providing the nation's leading investment banking services for ESOP transactions.""This  ESOP transaction continues Martin Resource's long-term strategy of rewarding and investing in our employees  who are critical to our company's success," explained Ruben Martin, MRMC President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We could not be more pleased with the solidified nature of our ownership structure going forward; and none of this could have been achieved without the assistance of CSG Partners.  The CSG Partners team brought tremendous expertise, sophistication, and unwavering commitment to the process."About CSG PartnersCSG Partners, LLC is a boutique investment bank specializing in ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions, and capital advisory services for middle-market companies. The firm has closed over 100 ESOP transactions for companies with an aggregate value exceeding $7 Billion. CSG Partners is headquartered in New York and has an additional office in San Francisco. More information on the firm can be found at www.csgpartners.com.About Martin Resource Management CorporationMartin Resource Management Corporation, through its various subsidiaries, is an independent provider of marketing, distribution and transportation services related to hydrocarbon products and by-products, including molten sulfur, sulfur-based derivatives, fuel oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), asphalt, paper mill liquids, and other bulk tank liquids. About Martin Midstream Partners L.P.?Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region.  The Partnership's primary business lines include: terminalling and storage services for petroleum products and by-products; NGL distribution services; and the processing, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of sulfur and sulfur-based products; and marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products.  Additional information concerning Martin Midstream is available on its website at www.martinmidstream.com.SOURCE CSG Partners, LLCFor further information: George Thacker, +1-212-584-5093, gthacker@csgpartners.com