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Blue Wolf Capital Names Steve Sleigh Senior Advisor

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Mike Musuraca announces retirement after more than a decade as Senior Advisor for ESG and Labor

NEW YORK, June 11, 2024-- Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), a middle market private equity firm specializing in the industrial and healthcare sectors, today announced that Steve Sleigh will be a Senior Advisor to the firm. Dr. Sleigh, through his firm Sleigh Strategy LLC, has provided advice to a variety of clients since 2015 on initiatives that align businesses, labor, and investors.

Dr. Sleigh’s new role with Blue Wolf follows the retirement of Mike Musuraca, the firm’s longtime Senior Advisor for ESG and Labor.

“Mike has been a trusted colleague and advisor to Blue Wolf since the firm’s founding almost twenty years ago,” said Adam Blumenthal, Chairman and Managing Partner at Blue Wolf. “His insightful approach to managing complex labor and pension issues has been critical to our growth and success. We are grateful for his many contributions to Blue Wolf and for his friendship to all of us, and we wish him a happy retirement.”

In his new role, Dr. Sleigh will build on the firm’s strong heritage of working with organized labor as a strategy to manage complexity and create value. He will advise the firm on new investments, provide strategic and operational counsel to Blue Wolf’s portfolio companies on labor issues, and help expand Blue Wolf’s partnerships with labor unions and institutional investors.

“Over his career, Steve has earned a reputation as a respected leader with deep experience bringing together labor, business, and investors like Blue Wolf to make transformational investments that build great companies and create good jobs,” said Jeremy Kogler, Managing Partner at Blue Wolf. “Having worked together previously on investment opportunities, we are delighted to welcome Steve and look forward to his contributions to the firm’s continued growth.”

“I’ve known Adam Blumenthal and the Blue Wolf team for over 30 years and have great respect for their distinctive investment approach and track record working with labor,” said Dr. Sleigh. “Blue Wolf is rooted in understanding how businesses, labor, and other stakeholders can work together to achieve growth and great results. I’m excited to be part of this terrific team and to help continue this strong legacy.”

Dr. Sleigh served as Fund Director for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (“IAM’s”) multi-employer pension, savings, and health plans from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, he was a principal with the Yucaipa Companies with responsibilities including fundraising, deal sourcing and diligence, and portfolio company governance. Dr. Sleigh also served as Director of Strategic Resources for IAM, Director of Research for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and Deputy Director for the Center for Labor Management Policy Studies at the City University of New York.

Dr. Sleigh has also served as co-chair of the Heartland Capital Strategy network for the past ten years and has been a longtime member and past president of the DC Labor and Employment Relations Association and previously served on the boards for Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQ: AMAL) and Americold Logistics (NYSE: COLD). He graduated with a B.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a doctorate in sociology from the City University of New York.

About Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that focuses on value investments in middle market companies in the healthcare and industrial sectors. The firm’s integrated team of investment professionals and veteran operating executives work collaboratively to generate returns by driving transformational change using operational and strategic experience. Blue Wolf seeks to invest in businesses that have catalysts for value creation that involve organizational transformation, union or human capital issues, government presence, or the opportunity to use ESG-informed strategies. For additional information, please visit www.bluewolfcapital.com.

Contact:
Kate Spaziani
Director, Government Affairs and Communications, Blue Wolf Capital Partners
kate@bluewolfcapital.com

Sam Reinhardt
Vice President, Global Strategy Group
sreinhardt@globalstrategygroup.com
212-392-5270

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