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Halifax Gets Three New Partners

halifax nf11The Halifax Group has named Scott Van Duinen, Scott Plumridge, and Chris Cathcart as new partners and members of the firm’s management committee.

“We are delighted to recognize the contributions Scott, Scott and Chris have made to the firm and its growth over the last decade,” said David Dupree, Senior Partner and co-founder of Halifax. “In addition, their move to partnership roles ensures the continuity of management of Halifax in the years to come. Their efforts have helped Halifax ensure robust deal flow, manage our portfolio companies effectively, and deliver exceptional value to our investors.”

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Mr. Van Duinen has been with Halifax since 2004 and is responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of new transactions and investments. He has served on numerous portfolio boards and is currently Chairman of K2 Industrial Services and US Environmental Services.

Mr. Plumridge joined Halifax in 2005 and also assists in the sourcing, evaluation, execution and monitoring of portfolio investments and has served on numerous Halifax boards. He is a board member of XLA, Pirtek Europe and Envision Pharma Group.

Mr. Cathcart joined Halifax in 2007 and leads Halifax’s business development program. He has been responsible for the development of the firm’s origination program, transaction underwriting and tracking system and oversight of investor relations.

The Halifax Group invests from $15 million to $50 million of equity in companies with EBITDA from $5 million to $20 million. Sectors of interest include information management, specialty distribution, and transportation and logistics.

Halifax is investing out of Halifax Capital Partners III, LP which closed in December 2012 with $393 million of capital. Fund III portfolio companies include Envision Pharma Group (June 2013), Golden State Overnight (December 2013), Pirtek Europe (February 2015), and US Environmental Services (March 2014). Caring Brands International, also a Fund III portfolio company, was sold in September 2015 to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

The Halifax Group has offices in Washington, DC; Dallas and Raleigh (www.thehalifaxgroup.com).

© 2016 Private Equity Professional • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 4-12-16

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