One Rock Adds New Partner

One Rock Capital Partners has hired Rohan Narayan as a new partner. Mr. Narayan joins One Rock from New York-based private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Narayan was a vice president at Goldman Sachs in its merchant banking division, and as a vice president at Ripplewood Holdings. While at Ripplewood, Mr. Narayan worked alongside several One Rock investment professionals and operating partners, including One Rock’s founders and managing partners Tony Lee and Scott Spielvogel.

“Rohan is a seasoned and highly-respected private equity executive who brings a wealth of middle-market expertise to One Rock. Having known and worked with Rohan for many years, we are confident that his investment acumen and diligence will serve our firm and portfolio companies well,” said Mr. Lee.

“I have long admired Tony, Scott, and the rest of the One Rock team for their culture of collaboration and proven execution of complex transactions, and I am excited to join One Rock’s growing team of experienced professionals,” said Mr. Narayan. “I look forward to partnering with skilled operating partners and management teams to build on One Rock’s track record of creating meaningful value for portfolio companies and investors alike.”

One Rock invests in companies that are active in the chemicals and process industries; specialty manufacturing and healthcare products; business and environmental services; and food manufacturing and distribution. The firm has a strategic relationship with Mitsubishi Corporation which provides resources to One Rock and its portfolio companies.

“We welcome Rohan to One Rock as we to continue to expand our team with talented professionals that enhance our ability to acquire and improve businesses that meet our investment criteria,” said Mr. Spielvogel.

The addition of Mr. Narayan comes at a time of steady growth for One Rock. Over the last year, the firm has closed four new platforms including Nexeo Plastics (April 2019), a Texas-based distributor of polymer products and engineered resins; Jadex (March 2019), a maker of plastic, nylons, monofilament, and zinc products that are used in health care, consumer, and industrial applications; CentroMotion (November 2019), a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of motion, actuation and control products; and Innophos (scheduled to close this month), a maker of phosphates, phosphoric acids, and other minerals and enzymes used as ingredients in food, health, nutrition, and industrial applications.

One Rock Capital Partners was formed in 2010 and is based in New York.

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