Sterling Investment Partners, a Westport, Conn.-based middle-market private equity firm investing in distribution and business services companies, has bought Florida Veg Investments LLC (Mr. Greens), from Shoreline Equity Partners.

Mr. Greens is a distributor of produce, dairy and dry goods serving over 3,500 customers including restaurants, hotels and country clubs. The company has grown from serving central and south Florida to expanding further across Florida and into Texas. The Mr. Greens leadership team will continue to lead the company and maintain a significant ownership position. Mr. Greens was the first investment from Shoreline’s inaugural fund and also represents the first portfolio company sale for the firm.