Littlejohn & Co. has promoted Gentry Klein and Brian Michaud to Managing Director.
“We are proud of the high-caliber team we have built at Littlejohn and these promotions recognize individuals whose expertise contributes to the success of the firm, our portfolio companies and our investors,” said Michael Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Littlejohn. “Gentry and Brian both joined Littlejohn in 2007 and have distinguished themselves as respected leaders and proven investment professionals. They embody the qualities we seek in our employees and we look forward to their future contributions.”
Mr. Klein is a member of the Littlejohn’s special situations team and has been an integral member of many of the team’s debt for equity restructurings. Prior to joining Littlejohn, Mr. Klein was an associate in Rothschild’s financial restructuring group and earlier he was a credit analyst with Rock Hill Partners. Mr. Klein received a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Michaud, a member of Littlejohn’s private equity team, played significant roles in the recent acquisitions of Strategic Materials, Alliance Ground International, and Total Safety. In addition to the newer acquisitions, he also serves on the Board of Directors of PSC Industrial and Stallion Oilfield Services. Before joining Littlejohn he was an analyst at CIBC World Markets in it mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Michaud received a BA in economics and Spanish from Middlebury College.
Littlejohn makes control and non-control investments in middle-market companies that are undergoing a fundamental change in capital structure, strategy, operations or growth. The firm invests from $50 million to $150 million of equity in middle-market companies that have annual revenues of $100 million to $800 million. Littlejohn invests across a range of industries and acquires manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. The firm is currently investing from Littlejohn Fund V which has $2 billion in capital commitments. Littlejohn is based in Greenwich, CT (www.littlejohnllc.com).
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