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Bishop Lifting acquires Nova Scotia’s Oceanside Equipment

May 16, 2024  By CHC Staff

DARTMOUTH, NS – Bishop Lifting has acquired Dartmouth, NS’s Oceanside Equipment, a wholesale distributor of rigging and mooring products located across Canada’s Maritimes.

This transaction marks Bishop Lifting’s fourteenth acquisition since 2012, and the first physical locations the company has acquired in the Canadian market. Oceanside will retain all of its branding, personnel and leadership post-acquisition.

Oceanside Equipment was founded in 1990 as a distributor for the aquaculture industry before expanding its services into Canada’s marine, mining, transportation and manufacturing sectors. In addition to its Dartmouth headquarters, Oceanside also has a location in Mount Pearl, NL.

Bishop Lifting is a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, having grown into the largest provider of wire rope, slings, rigging, fall protection and related safety products in North America since its founding in 1984.


“The acquisition of Oceanside marks our first physical locations in Canada and continues our strategy to expand our core solution offerings and footprint to serve customers locally across North America,” said Harold King, CEO of Bishop Lifting. “Oceanside has strong customer relationships across Canada, and I am excited to welcome the entire team to the Bishop family.”

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