Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has promoted Michael Weinberg to Partner. Mr. Weinberg is a member of the firm’s Structured Equity investment team and is focused on originations and due diligence activities. He is based in LLCP’s New York office.
Mr. Weinberg has a background in sourcing, structuring and analyzing middle market investments, conducting business due diligence and accessing the leveraged finance market. He was instrumental in establishing and growing LLCP’s New York office, leading an international expansion to London and the Netherlands, and coordinating the capital markets activities for the firm’s portfolio investments.
Prior to joining LLCP in 2008, Mr. Weinberg was a Principal and senior investment professional of FriedbergMilstein, a $1.4 billion credit strategies business focused on the middle market. He also served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for fund structuring, portfolio management and other business development activities. He has a BS in accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA from Columbia University.
With this promotion, Mr. Weinberg joins the current Partners of LLCP which include Lauren Leichtman, Arthur Levine, Robert Poletti, Steven Hartman, Stephen Hogan and Aaron Perlmutter.
“Mike has been a valuable member of the LLCP team and we are pleased to include him as partner of the firm,” said Lauren Leichtman, co-founder and CEO of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. “His transaction sourcing capabilities, combined with his involvement in the firm’s various growth initiatives, have greatly expanded our market presence and meaningfully contributed to the success of LLCP.”
Levine Leichtman manages approximately $7 billion of capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. The firm is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, LP; Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, LP; and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions II, LP. Prior investments by LLCP include Santa Cruz Nutritionals, CiCi’s Pizza, Hackney Ladish, Jon Douglas Real Estate Group, and Luminator Technology Group. The firm is based in Los Angeles with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York and London (www.llcp.com).
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