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Linsalata Capital Partners Announces Promotions

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 29, 2014-- Linsalata Capital Partners (LinCap), a Cleveland-based private equity firm, announced today the promotion of John A. (Jay) Studdard Jr. to Managing Director and Michael J. Moran to Principal.

Mr. Studdard joined the firm in 2004 and serves as a director of Manhattan Beachwear, NeuroTherm, U-Line Corporation and Wellborn Forest Products. In addition, he also leads LinCapís investing efforts in the health care industry.

Prior to joining LinCap, Mr. Studdard spent five years with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland, where he rose to the level of Manager in the strategy and operations practice. While there, he focused on providing merger and acquisition and turnaround advisory services to manufacturing and consumer product clients. He began his professional career in a progression of finance positions with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Mr. Studdard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Manufacturing Management from The Johnson School at Cornell University.

Mr. Moran joined LinCap in 2008 and his primary responsibilities include acquisition searches, due diligence, negotiations and portfolio company oversight. He serves as a director of Manhattan Beachwear and Signature Systems Group.

Prior to joining LinCap, Mr. Moran had 10 years of investment banking experience. Most recently, Mr. Moran was a director in the mergers and acquisitions group of KeyBanc Capital Markets (formerly McDonald Investments), where he advised public and private middle market companies on sell-side, carve-out divestiture and buy-side transactions. Mr. Moran also worked at the mergers and acquisitions boutique Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Co., and began his career in a management-training program at KeyBank.

Mr. Moran received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University in Ohio and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Linsalata Capital Partners was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to accelerate the growth of middle-market companies. In its 30 years of investing, the firm has completed 103 buy-side transactions totaling more than $3 billion. Linsalata Capital Partners is currently investing from its seventh fund, Linsalata Capital Partners Fund VI, L.P. with $427 million in committed equity capital.

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