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McCarthy Capital Acquires Environmental Planning Group

McCarthy Capital has acquired Environmental Planning Group (EPG), an environmental planning and design firm. The investment in EPG was made through McCarthy Capital Fund V.

Environmental Planning Group is an environmental consulting firm offering services in environmental planning, landscape architecture, land-use planning, biological and cultural resources, earth sciences, paleontology, public involvement, geographic information systems and environmental compliance.  EPG is based in Phoenix, AZ (www.epgaz.com).

Greene Holcomb & Fisher (www.ghf.net) represented Environmental Planning Group in this transaction.  “This transaction, structured as an equity recapitalization, was a win-win for all parties involved as all current EPG shareholders reinvested a substantial portion of their proceeds alongside McCarthy, and several other senior managers were given the opportunity to buy equity in the transaction,” said Paul Jevnick, Managing Director at GH&F.  “EPG is the preeminent brand in its market and we look forward to working with our management partners to grow EPG’s presence,” said Patrick Duffy, Managing Partner of McCarthy.

McCarthy Capital invests from $10 million to $30 million in middle market companies with operating profits between $3 million and $25 million.  McCarthy partners with existing management teams across a range of industries and is equally comfortable as a minority investor or majority shareholder.  Since 1986, McCarthy has invested in over fifty companies, including Cabela’s, Peak 10, Guild Mortgage Company, and Vornado Air. The firm has approximately $700 million in capital under management and is based in Omaha with an additional office in Boston (www.mccarthygroup.com).

© 2012 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 11-14-12

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