Castle Harlan Adds Managing Director

New York City-based Castle Harlan has named a new managing director with the promotion of Vice President Patrick Zyla.

Mr. Zyla joined Castle Harlan in 2014 from RBC Capital Markets where he was active on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financing transactions.

Mr. Zyla is active at Castle Harlan sourcing new investment opportunities and is currently a board member of Sunless, an Ohio-based maker of spray tanning equipment, that was acquired in August 2019; and Titan Production Equipment, a Texas-based fabricator of oil and gas production equipment, that was acquired in April 2018. Earlier, he was on the board of Colyar Technology, an Arizona-based provider of child nutrition, food distribution, and compliance management software, that was sold to EMS LINQ, a portfolio company of Banneker Partners, in October 2020.

“Patrick’s track record at Castle Harlan is impressive and we are pleased to recognize him with this promotion,” said John K. Castle, chairman and chief executive officer of Castle Harlan. “His leadership was instrumental in the success of our Gold Star Foods and Colyar Technology Solutions investments.” Gold Star, a California-based food distributor to K-12 schools in California, Arizona and Nevada, was sold to Highview Capital in October 2019.

Mr. Zyla graduated from Georgetown with a BS in business administration and he has his MBA from Wharton.

Castle Harlan makes control investments in middle-market companies in North America, Europe, and Australia. The firm has raised eight private equity funds – five in the United States and three in Australia – totaling more than $6 billion in capital commitments.  Castle Harlan was founded in 1987 and is based in New York City.

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