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Chestnut Hill Partners Reports Successful Transaction Originations from Targeted Search

September 23, 2015 – New York, NY – Chestnut Hill Partners (CHP) reports its’ successful Targeted Search process recently closed a number of transactions for new and existing clients.

The CHP Targeted Search is a highly focused approach to both identifying new platform opportunities and creating rapid and accretive portfolio expansion.

“We have confidence in CHP’s Targeted Search Program, and our recent results underscore this tool as a cost-effective, value-building approach to identifying both new platform investments as well as accretive add-ons that drive portfolio value and growth,” states Paul Schaye, Founder and Managing Partner.

Recent successes using the Targeted Search process include:

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  • Four acquisitions for the Harvest Partners’ portfolio company Driven Brands, delivering over 70 new franchise locations. Two acquisitions were for incremental Meineke and Maaco transaction expansions, and two were complete new-franchise captures.
  • Four acquisitions for the Harvest Partners’ portfolio company PSSI, a food services sanitation company that contributed to the company’s rapid value expansion from $450-million revenue at acquisition to a $1-billion-plus revenue enterprise when Harvest exited the investment.
  • One acquisition for J.H. Whitney’s portfolio company TIDI Products, capturing a disposable medical products manufacturer and bringing multiple new markets to TIDI’s already leading position.
  • One acquisition for Boyne Capital’s portfolio company Electrix Lighting.
  • One acquisition for Silver Oak Service Partners’ portfolio company Construction Labor Contractors.

These recent results validate this tool as a cost-effective, value-building approach to identifying both new platform investments as well as accretive add-ons that drive portfolio value and market growth.

About Chestnut Hill Partners

Chestnut Hill Partners is a nationally recognized investment banking firm that originates merger and acquisition transactions for private equity firms seeking targeted and opportunistic investments. We are senior M&A professionals with over 100 years of combined business experience and over $7 billion in transaction experience. CHP has a strong track record of facilitating successful transactions in the $20-million to $500-million range that serve the best interests of buyers and sellers.

For further information about CHP’s Targeted Search, visit the website at www.chestnuthillpartners.com

Chestnut Hill Partners
245 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10167
Phone: 212.687.3123
Fax: 212.972.2921

Chestnut Hill Partners Announces the Successful Origination and Closing of Two Recent Transactions

New York, November 13, 2012: Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC (“CHP”), a boutique investment bank specializing in middle market M&A originations and co-investing with our private equity clients, is pleased to announce the successful origination and closing of two middle market M&A transactions.

Chestnut Hill Partners originated the acquisition of certain assets from Maritime Services Corporation (“MSC”) by Affiliates of US Joiner (“US Joiner”). This acquisition will enable US Joiner to further establish its presence in the Pacific Northwest marine marketplace by establishing a regional office with manufacturing capabilities and demonstrates its strong commitment to this region and its customers. CHP worked closely with US Joiner and MSC to facilitate this successfully closed transaction.

Joe Mullen, President of US Joiner, said, “The purchase of these assets from MSC is an excellent addition to US Joiner and a highly complementary fit. We look forward to expanding our presence and capabilities in the Pacific Northwest to better serve our existing customers as well as the broader marine marketplace in this region. In addition, the cruise market expertise that comes with this acquisition will grow our presence in this large and expanding industry sector.”

US Joiner was acquired in June 2011 by J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the maritime, defense, and aerospace sectors.

Chestnut Hill Partners also originated the acquisition of UHCsolutions (“UHC”) by Sentinel Capital Partners (“SCP”). This acquisition will enable SCP to further its stronghold in the healthcare staffing sector by establishing a presence in the Pacific Northwest. CHP worked closely with UHCsolutions and Sentinel Capital Partners to facilitate this successfully closed transaction.

Paul L. Schaye, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners, commenting on the two closings, said “These are additional successful closing for CHP and our private equity partners, continuing what has been a solid year thus far. These closings are another sign of the momentum across the middle market M&A landscape this year. We expect this momentum to continue through the end of the year and set the stage for a strong 2013.”

David Rowley, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners, who led both transactions for the firm, added “The MSC and UHC transactions were a collaborative effort across all parties, leading to two successful outcomes. CHP is pleased to have been able to originate and lead both transactions.”

About Chestnut Hill Partners: Chestnut Hill Partners is an investment banking boutique specializing in merger and acquisition originations and co-investing with private equity investors. CHP is recognized as a leader in providing introductory and advisory services to small and medium size firms and in bringing together buyers and sellers in successful transactions that are mutually beneficial.

Further information is available at www.chestnuthillpartners.com.


Contact:
Paul L. Schaye
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC
245 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10167
212-687-3123

Chestnut Hill Partners Announces the Successful Origination and Closing of a Middle Market M&A Transaction

New York, December 30, 2011: Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC (“CHP”), a boutique investment bank specializing in middle market M&A originations and co-investing with our private equity clients, is pleased to announce the successful origination and closing of a middle market M&A transaction.

Chestnut Hill Partners originated the acquisition of Greg C. Rigamer & Associates (“GCR”), a provider of cutting edge data management and analysis sof tware and technology consulting services to leading aerospace, corporate and governmental clients, by Clearview Capital, LLC. (“Clearview Capital”), a private investment firm based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut with over $250 million in capital under management. CHP worked closely with Clearview and GCR to facilitate this successfully closed transaction.

Paul L. Schaye, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners, commenting on the closing, said “This is yet another successful closing for CHP and our private equity partners, capping of f a solid 2011. This closing is also another sign of the momentum across the middle market M&A landscape this year. We have seen improving deal-flow and our pipeline is expanding – which suggests 2012 will be a strong year for the middle market.”

James Andersen, Managing Partner at Clearview Capital, who led the transaction for his firm, commented “We’re very pleased once again to work with Chestnut Hill Partners to close yet another transaction. GCR is an excellent investment opportunity for us and we look forward to growing the business with our new partners in management and CHP as co-investors in the deal. Thanks again to Chestnut Hill Partners who were able to originate and develop this opportunity into a successful transaction for all parties.”

David Rowley, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners who led this transaction for the firm, added “The GCR transaction was a collaborative effort across all parties, leading to a successful outcome. CHP is pleased to have been able to originate, lead and co-invest in this transaction.”

About Chestnut Hill Partners Chestnut Hill Partners is an investment banking boutique specializing in merger and acquisition originations and co-investing with private equity investors. CHP is recognized as a leader in providing introductory and advisory services to small and medium size firms and in bringing together buyers and sellers in successful transactions that are mutually beneficial.

Further information is available at www.chestnuthillpartners.com.


Contact:
Paul L. Schaye
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC
245 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10167
212-687-3123

Chestnut Hill Partners Announces a Successful Targeted Search and the Closing of Two Middle Market M&A Transactions

New York, September 9, 2011: Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC (“CHP”), a boutique investment bank specializing in middle market M&A originations and co-investing with our private equity clients, is pleased to announce the successful closing of two recent middle market M&A transactions, including one developed through the CHP Targeted Search Program.

Chestnut Hill Partners originated the acquisition of Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. (“Contessa”), a leading U.S. processor and distributor of premium seafood and frozen bagged convenience meals, by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”), a private investment firm based in Boca Raton, Florida with over $8 billion in capital under management. CHP worked closely with Sun Capital to craft a Targeted Search in the seafood processing industry, leading to this successfully closed transaction.

In another CHP originated transaction, The Berry Family of Nurseries (“BFN”), a family owned and operated company and one of the nation’s largest wholesale growers of ornamental plants with locations across the United States, sold a majority interest to Insight Equity Holdings LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm. The successful sale transaction was also able to effect a family and generational succession for the Berry family.

Paul L. Schaye, Founding Partner & Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners, commenting on the closings, said “We have seen increasing momentum across the middle market M&A landscape during 2011, a welcome change from the past couple years. Buyers and sellers are engaged and we’re getting deals done, the market has turned the corner. We expect this momentum to continue through 4Q2011 and set the stage for a strong 2012.”

Ryan Orner, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners who also leads the firm’s Targeted Search efforts, added “After a challenging period in the market, we have experienced significantly higher activity levels this last 12 months culminating in a number of closed transactions, including successful targeted search, further demonstrating the advantages of CHP’s proprietary tool set and capabilities.

About Chestnut Hill Partners Chestnut Hill Partners is an investment banking boutique specializing in merger and acquisition originations and co-investing with private equity investors. CHP is recognized as a leader in providing introductory and advisory services to small and medium size firms and in bringing together buyers and sellers in successful transactions that are mutually beneficial.

Further information is available at www.chestnuthillpartners.com.


Contact:
Paul L. Schaye
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC
245 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10167
212-687-3123