Press Release

A J Brauer Stone, Inc. Acquired by Materials Marketing Limited

AUSTIN, Texas, June 1, 2012 – A J Brauer Stone, Inc.,which operates a 320 acre stone and building materials quarry near Jarrell, Texas, has been acquired by Materials Marketing Limited. A J Brauer Stone produces chopped stone, landscape boulders, patio stones  and architectural stone veneer, as well as block and large slab modules. Lawrence (Larry) Schumann, with Corporate Investment, advised the seller, and facilitated the transaction.

A J Brauer Stone was founded 35 years ago and will continue to operate under the A. J. Brauer Stone name. Materials Marketing Limited, a RAF Industries, Inc. portfolio company, is an architectural stone and natural stone flooring supplier based in San Antonio, Texas.

“A J Brauer Stone  is an attractive addition to Materials Marketing Limited ,” Larry Schumann, Managing Director of  Corporate Investment, stated. “With this acquisition, Materials Marketing plans to  add new stone building materials to their line and benefit from improved U.S. based manufacturing capabilities. Our firm was pleased to represent A.J. Brauer Stone Company in this transaction.”

About Corporate Investment
Corporate Investment is a financial advisory firm specializing in business sales, mergers and acquisitions. Founded in 1984 in Austin, Texas, Corporate Investment works primarily with the owners of middle-market businesses in a variety of industries, and their potential acquisition or merger partners.