SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC

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SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC
IndustryProfessional sports, property management, entertainment
Founded2012 (2012)
United States
Area served
St. Louis
Key people
Thomas Stillman
ProductsProfessional sports teams, sports venues
OwnerThomas H. Stillman (majority owner)
John C. Danforth and 14 Partners (minority owners)
SubsidiariesSt. Louis Blues
Enterprise Center
Peabody Opera House

SLB Acquisition Holdings, LLC is a consortium based in St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 2012 by American businessman Thomas H. Stillman and 15 local investors including the former US UN ambassador and senator John C. Danforth.


On May 10, 2012 , it became clear that SLB Acquisition Holdings, LLC had acquired St. Louis Blues, the Peoria Rivermen, the lease and daily care of Enterprise Center, as well as a majority stake in Stifel Theatre from SCP Worldwide for a purchase price of $ 130 million.[1]

"We are honored and humbled to take ownership of the St. Louis Blues. Our new ownership group is 100 percent local, and we are 100 percent committed to the Blues and to St. Louis. We see the Blues as an important civic institution, and we know what the Blue Note means to this city and to the best fans in the NHL." - Majority Owner and Chairman Thomas H Stillman

Toronto Sun[1]

Stillman later spun off the Peoria Riverman to Canucks Sports & Entertainment who relocated them to Utica, New York as the Utica Comets a Vancouver Canucks affiliate.[2]


Former assets[edit]



Majority Owner[edit]

  • Thomas H. Stillman - Chairman of the Board & CEO, Summit Distributing.

Minority Owners[edit]

  • James A. Cooper - CEO, Thompson Street Capital Partners.
  • Christopher B. Danforth - Owner and President, Kennelwood Pet Resorts.
  • John C. Danforth - Shareholder, Bryan Cave, LLP. Danforth was former senator of the state of Missouri & US UN ambassador.
  • James L. Johnson - Senior Vice President , Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
  • James P. Kavanaugh - CEO, World Wide Technology, Inc.
  • Jerald L. Kent - Chairman and CEO, TierPoint, LLC & CEO, Cequel III.
  • Donn S. Lux - Chairman of the Board & CEO, Luxco.
  • W. Stephen Maritz - Chairman of the Board & CEO, Maritz Inc.
  • Scott B. McCuaig - Former President , Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
  • Edward M. Potter - Private Investor.
  • John S. Ross, Jr. - President, Summit Development Group.
  • Thomas F. Schlafly - Co-owner, Thompson Coburn & Founder, The Saint Louis Brewery.
  • David L. Steward - Chairman of the Board, World Wide Technology, Inc.
  • Andrew C. Taylor - Chairman of the Board & CEO, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Jo-Ann Taylor Kindle - President, Enterprise Holdings Foundation.


  1. ^ a b "Blues officially introduce Stillman ownership group". Toronto Sun. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  2. ^ "Blues Sell Peoria Rivermen To Canucks". 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  3. ^ "Local Group Completes Purchase of Blues". Retrieved 2018-03-11.