Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Announces Eight Promotions Across US, UK and European Fund Groups

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce promotions across its various Fund Groups.  John O’Neill (U.K.) and David Wolmer (U.S.) have been promoted to Senior Managing Director, and David Cowan (U.K.), Micah Levin (U.S.) and Matthew Rich (U.S.) have been promoted to Managing Director.

Mr. O’Neill joined the London office of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 2015.  Since that time, he has been instrumental in leading and growing the London office. He has sourced several successful U.K. investments, including recent investments in GL Education, Law Business Research and Globe Business Media. Additionally, Mr. O’Neill is responsible for building out LLCP’s investment team in Europe.

Mr. Wolmer joined Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 2008 and is the firm’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. He has been integral in the execution of the firm’s private equity investments, realizations and financings across its global investment platform. He also assists LLCP’s investment professionals in connection with dispute resolution and corporate governance.  Additionally, he is responsible for fund structuring, risk management and regulatory compliance matters.

“John and David have been valuable members of the Levine Leichtman Capital Partners team. They have contributed immeasurably not only to our investments, but also to the growth and evolution of our firm. We look forward to their continued successes and contributions to our firm,” said Lauren B. Leichtman, co-founder and CEO of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

Mr. Cowan joined the London office of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 2016.  He has led the firm in several successful U.K. and European investments, including the recent recapitalizations of Law Business Research, ZorgDomein and Squla.  Mr. Cowan will continue working closely with the management of LLCP portfolio companies headquartered in the U.K. and Europe, as well as leading deal execution of new investment opportunities in these markets.

Mr. Levin joined the Los Angeles office of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 2017.  He has led the firm in several successful U.S. investments, including the recent recapitalizations of Best Lawyers and Jonathan Engineered Solutions.  As a senior member of the Firm’s Corporate Finance Group, Mr. Levin will continue working closely with the management of U.S. portfolio companies, as well as leading deal execution of new U.S. investment opportunities.

Mr. Rich joined the Los Angeles office of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 2014.  He has led the firm in several successful U.S. investments, including the recent recapitalizations of Therapeutic Research Center, FlexXray, and Smith System.  As a senior member of the Firm’s Corporate Finance Group, Mr. Rich will continue working closely with the U.S. management of LLCP U.S. portfolio companies, as well as leading deal execution of new investment opportunities.

“Each of these talented individuals has contributed meaningfully to LLCP’s success. These promotions illustrate the deep bench of investment talent our firm has developed.  We believe their contributions will continue to significantly benefit our investors and portfolio companies in the years to come,” said Lauren Leichtman, LLCP’s co-founder.

Levine Leichtman also announced the promotions of Adam McKean to Director and Jarett Moyse to Associate Director.  Steven Korff was promoted to Senior Associate.  All three investment professionals work in the Los Angeles office. 

LLCP recently announced the final closing of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Fund VI, L.P. at its hard cap of $2.5 billion.

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LLCP is a Los Angeles, California based private investment firm that has managed approximately $10.2 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States, U.K. and Europe. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, L.P., LLCP Lower Middle Market Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. and Levine Leichtman Strategic Capital, LLC. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, London, Stockholm and The Hague.

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Globe Newswire: 15:00 GMT Monday 14th January 2019

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