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Arthur Levine

Founding Partner, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

THE LATEST: Levine Leichtman in January closed its sixth fund, a $2.5 billion investment vehicle that the firm plans to use to invest in 12 to 14 portfolio companies in the next four years.

BACKGROUND: Together with his wife, Lauren Leichtman, Levine co-founded the investment firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in 1984. Since then, it has invested in more than 60 middle-market companies in industries including consumer and branded products, healthcare, education, engineered products, and franchises. More recently, the firm used its fifth fund — which had $1.65 billion of capital commitments — to acquire 11 portfolio companies. Levine has more than three decades of private equity investing experience. At Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, he plans strategic direction and oversees investment activities and institutional fundraising.

WORTH NOTING: Levine earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and earned his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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