Middle-market private equity firm The Sterling Group LP invested in Bad Boy Inc.
Bad Boy is a Batesville, Ark.-based manufacturer and seller of riding lawn mowers.
The Sterling Group invests in controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP was the legal adviser of The Sterling Group. Stephens Inc. acted as financial adviser, and Jones Day acted as legal adviser to Bad Boy.