Rosewood Private Investments, a private equity arm of the Rosewood Corporation, has acquired the Southern Co., a petroleum equipment distributor.

Based in Memphis, SoCo focuses on sales, construction, service, electrical and environmental compliance testing for the petroleum and industrial end markets in the mid-south area. SoCo will operate as a subsidiary of the existing holding company, StationServ Holdings LLC. The acquisition aims to enhance StationServ’s capabilities with SoCo’s experience in the field, as well as expand the company’s presence in the mid-south. Eric Scott and Jason Scott, current operators of SoCo, will continue to be involved in day-to-day activities.

“We look forward to partnering with Eric, Jason, and their entire team for the next stage of the company’s journey,” says G.T. Barden, managing director of RPI. “This addition to the StationServ family of companies allows us to extend our reach and broaden our service offerings for both existing and new customers.”