Branford Castle Names New Managing Partner

Branford Castle Names New Managing Partner

Laurence Lederer joined New York City-based Branford Castle in May 2015

Branford Castle Partners, an active investor in the lower-middle-market, has named Laurence Lederer as a managing partner of the firm. Mr. Lederer was previously a senior managing director with Branford Castle.

“This promotion is in recognition of his valuable contributions as one of the key leaders of our firm,” said John S. Castle, the president and CEO of Branford Castle. “We congratulate him on his new position.”

Branford Castle invests in companies that have enterprise values of up to $100 million and EBITDA of less than $15 million. Sectors of interest include industrials, specialty manufacturing, consumer products, business services and logistics.

“I look forward to tackling my new responsibilities,” said Mr. Lederer. “It is an exciting time to be a member of Branford Castle as we deploy our second fund. Branford has a long track record of generating top quartile returns so I look forward to helping the firm continue with that success.”

Last month, Branford formed a new platform, Clean Solutions Group, to consolidate its investment in Fibrix Filtration, a North Carolina-based maker of nonwoven filtration materials which it acquired in August 2020, with its new acquisition of Americo Manufacturing Company, a Georgia-based maker of synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. Mr. Lederer is a member of the Clean Solutions Group’s transaction team.

Branford Castle is headquartered in New York City.

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