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Michael Gebhardt Joins VSS Capital Partners as Principal

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Gebhardt Brings Deep Middle Market Private Equity Expertise

NEW YORK, April 11, 2024-- VSS Capital Partners (“VSS”), a private investment firm investing in the healthcare, education, and business services industries, today announced that Michael Gebhardt has joined as a Principal. Mr. Gebhardt will focus on sourcing new investment opportunities, due diligence, transaction execution, and supporting portfolio company value creation.

“We’re excited Michael has joined VSS where his background and deep domain expertise will be invaluable as we continue to support our founder-owned portfolio companies through their next phase of growth. Michael’s extensive experience investing in our core verticals will augment our ability to execute and support VSS’s continued growth,” said Jeffrey Stevenson, Managing Partner at VSS. “We’re pleased to strengthen our team with this hire.”

‍Mr. Gebhardt brings over a decade of middle market deal-making experience to VSS, including within business services, healthcare, technology, and government services sectors. Prior to joining VSS, he was a Principal at Sagewind Capital where he focused on structuring investment opportunities, origination, due diligence, transaction execution, financing and portfolio company management. Previously, Gebhardt was a Vice President at Tailwind Capital and an Associate at Riverside Partners.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join VSS and work closely with the VSS team to identify the next investment opportunities for the firm and build upon its track record of success in the lower middle market,” said Mr. Gebhardt.

Mr. Gebhardt earned his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Northwestern University.

About VSS Capital Partners

Headquartered in New York, VSS is a private investment firm that invests in healthcare, business services and education companies. Since 1987, VSS has partnered with lower middle-market companies, working closely with management teams, to facilitate their next stage of growth. VSS provides capital for growth financings, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, and buyouts with the flexibility to invest control or non-control capital, based on the needs and objectives of each company. VSS has managed $4 billion in committed capital across 8 funds and has completed 99 platform investments and over 600 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit: www.vss.com.

The information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation to sell or purchase any securities. VSS’s website and associated links offer news, commentary, and generalized research, not personalized investment advice. Nothing on this website should be interpreted to state or imply that past performance is an indication of future performance. All investments involve risk and, unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Investment Advisory Services are offered through VSS Fund Management LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions, future plans, strategies, and expectations; these are generally identifiable by the use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” "anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” “target,” “goals,” “plan,” “forecast,” “project,” other variations on these words or comparable terminology, or the negative of these words. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and VSS Fund Management LLC cannot assure you that the projections included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass. You should not rely on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. VSS Fund Management LLC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein publicly.

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