Houston, TX – Jones Capital (Jones) recently announced the acquisition of Rockport Terminals (Rockport), one of the largest private intermodal terminals on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Rockport Terminals is strategically located within 28 miles of the fast-growing Port of Corpus Christi, but outside of the Port’s tariff zone. With more than 250 acres of industrial land, Rockport Terminals boasts access to the Intracoastal Waterway, nearby railways, and many major highways. Today, the terminal specializes in bulk liquids storage, bulk and break bulk, and bulk liquids product handling.
The acquisition is the third in two years for Jones Capital, a growing provider of private capital to lower middle market businesses in the transportation and logistics, technology, industrial, and business services markets.
Concurrent with the acquisition of Rockport Terminals, Jones also announced that Ross Stevenson has been named Rockport Terminals President and CEO. Stevenson has nearly 15 years of experience in executive management, business development, and project management, most recently with Phillips 66. Stevenson will continue to work closely with the existing Rockport Terminals management team, all of whom are remaining with the business.
“I could not be more excited to launch this new partnership with Jones to further develop and commercialize Rockport Terminals,” said Stevenson. “Rockport is a very unique asset along the high growth Texas Gulf Coast, and we are excited to have the support of a capital partner that has the vision, timeline, and resources to make this venture a success.”
“With Jones’ history of success in transportation and logistics, we feel equipped to help launch Rockport into a new era of growth,” said Tom Caughlin, President and Chief Investment Officer of Jones Capital. “Rockport has been doing everything right to prepare the way for offering intermodal services to offset congestion in other nearby ports. We believe it is now well-positioned for realizing its potential, and look forward to working with the Rockport team to make it happen.”
About Rockport Terminals
Rockport Terminals is the only private multimodal port in the area between Brownsville and Houston, TX. Rockport specializes in providing bulk, break bulk, and bulk liquid handling with access to the Intracoastal Waterway, nearby railways, many major highways, and pipelines. For more information, visit RockportTerminals.com
About Jones Capital
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Jones is a provider of private capital to a diverse group of middle-market businesses that share its common core values and its vision for long-term, sustainable growth. Jones creates enduring partnerships with entrepreneurs and management teams by providing a stable yet flexible capital base, ensuring stakeholder alignment, creating active, value-added engagement between Jones and its portfolio companies, and by living, and being accountable to, our Core Values. Jones Capital continues to carry on the original mission of Jones by creating partnerships built on strong, values-based foundations and a focus on all stakeholders. To learn more about who we are, visit Jones.com.