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Ridgemont Equity Partners Continues to Build Team

Middle Market Buyout Shop Announces Promotion and Three New Hires

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 7, 2014-- Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle market buyout and growth equity investment firm, today announced the addition of three new investment professionals and the promotion of Seth Peck to Vice President. Charles Anderson and Ben Hosler joined the Charlotte office as Vice President and Associate, respectively, and Mark Pollak joined the Dallas office as an Associate.

“We’re excited to continue to add new members to our deal execution team and pleased with Seth’s well deserved promotion. Charles, Ben and Mark come to Ridgemont with relevant industry experience and excellent backgrounds in middle market M&A and private equity,” said Walker Poole, a Partner at Ridgemont.

Prior to joining Ridgemont, Charles was a Vice President at Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, where he evaluated and executed investments in the basic industries and services, healthcare and energy sectors. He began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan Securities. Charles earned his M.B.A from Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Washington and Lee University, summa cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

“Seth has been a valued member of our telecom/media/tech team since Ridgemont’s inception as an independent firm in August 2010. His extensive knowledge of our subsectors as well as his ongoing contribution to our existing portfolio companies is important to the continued success of our TMT practice,” said George Morgan, Partner at Ridgemont.

Seth focuses on investments in the telecom/media/tech industry. He is on the board of directors of Simpleview and a board observer of Unite Private Networks. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Seth worked in the investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a variety of mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory assignments and capital markets transactions. Seth graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Ben Hosler will focus on investments across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Ridgemont, he worked as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. Ben graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mark Pollak will primarily focus on investments in the telecommunications/ media/ technology space. Prior to joining Ridgemont, he worked as an analyst in the technology investment banking group at William Blair, where he worked on a variety of mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory assignments and capital markets transactions in the application software, Internet, and telecommunications sectors. Mark graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics.

About Ridgemont Equity Partners:

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity firm that specializes in middle market buyout and growth equity investments. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested over $3 billion in more than 110 companies. The firm focuses on investments of $25 million to $100 million in industries in which it has deep expertise, including basic industries and services, energy, healthcare, and telecommunications/media/technology.

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