Westward Partners’ Portfolio Company DLM Oilfield Enterprises Acquires Leeway Heavy Oil

SEATTLE, WA, October 16, 2013 - Westward Partners ("Westward"), today announced the acquisition of Leeway Heavy Oil ("Leeway" or the "Company") by its portfolio company, DLM Oilfield Enterprises ("DLM"). Based on the terms of the transaction, DLM acquired 100% of the Company with the current DLM President, Dave Petry continuing on in his current capacity as President of the new company.

"The acquisition of Leeway further diversifies DLM’s customer base and expands upon its geographic operating region to position DLM as one of the leading well-site maintenance companies in the region," said Westward Partner, Blake Araki. "DLM has known Leeway for years as a respected and profitable competitor. With this acquisition we have significantly expanded our fleet and operating capabilities in our region which make DLM a more valuable resource to its oilfield customers."

President of DLM, Dave Petry commented, "This acquisition is another step in our strategy to provide more assets and service offerings to our existing customers. Our fleet is now 50% larger, we have additional business with a key customer in the region, and our operating region has been extended further south. We welcome all of the Leeway employees to the DLM team."

About DLM Oilfield Enterprises

At DLM Oilfield Enterprises, we provide a diverse offering of oilfield services to major heavy oil producers in the greater Bonnyville/Cold Lake area in Northeastern Alberta. We utilize an extensive asset base of over 70 pieces of well-maintained heavy equipment including flush-by trucks, pressure trucks, semi-vacuum trucks and trailers, and body-job vacuum trucks to provide a full suite of services to cold production and SAGD facilities within our region. We employ a large, experienced base of qualified team members focused on providing industry-leading customer service safely and sustainably. Leeway Heavy Oil was acquired by and amalgamated into DLM in October 2013. DLM is one of the largest privately-held well-site maintenance companies in Northeast Alberta.

About Westward Partners

Seattle-based Westward Partners is a private equity firm created to address the needs of smaller middle-market companies with revenue up to $75 million and EBITDA up to $10 million. Westward partners with strong management teams in smaller middle market businesses to build long-term value for its investors, its management teams, and the employees of its portfolio companies.