Guardian Capital Partners has promoted Christopher Fugaro to Principal and Head of Business Development. Mr. Fugaro is responsible for overseeing all origination initiatives for new and existing portfolio companies and recommending investment opportunities.
Mr. Fugaro joined Guardian in 2010 after spending three years as an Associate at Reading, PA-based investment bank Griffin Financial Group where he provided merger and acquisition and capital raising services to middle market companies across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with Stamford, CT-based Greenwich Associates. Mr. Fugaro earned his MBA from Wake Forest University and his BA in business management from Gettysburg College.
Mr. Fugaro has worked on numerous transactions since joining Guardian in 2010 and has experience in all phases of the investment process and has primary portfolio company oversight responsibilities for PPI/Time Zero, a Fairfield, NJ-based contract manufacturer serving the aerospace and defense industry that was acquired by Guardian in January 2011 (www.ppi-timezero.com)
Guardian makes control investments in lower middle market private companies located primarily in the United States that have annual revenues between $20 million and $100 million and EBITDA between $3 million and $9 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products, niche manufacturing and specialty business services. The firm is headquartered in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, PA (www.Guardiancp.com).
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