American Realty Advisors

515 S. Flower St., 49th Floor, Los Angeles 90071

aracapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Retail, industrial, office, multifamily

Preferred Financing Stage:

Operating

Top Local Executive:

Stanley Iezman, CEO, Chairman

213-233-5700

Angeles Equity Partners

2425 Olympic Blvd., Suite 660E, Santa Monica 90404

angelesequity.com

Preferred Industries:

Industrials

Preferred Financing Stage:

Control equity investments

Top Local Executives:

Jordan Katz, Managing Partner

Tim Meyer, Managing Partner

310-844-9200

Ares Management

10877 Wilshire Blvd., 21st Floor, Los Angeles 90024

aresmgmt.com

Preferred Industries:

All industries

Preferred Financing Stage:

Middle-market buyout/growth/rescue/distressed, power and energy assets, special situations, China growth capital

Top Local Executive:

David Kaplan, Co-Head of Private Equity Group

Bennett Rosenthal, Co-Head of Private Equity Group

310-201-4100

Aurora Capital Partners

10877 Wilshire Boulevard, 21st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024

auroracap.com

Preferred Industries:

Engineered products, technology-enabled services, distribution

Preferred Financing Stage:

Acquisitions, growth equity

Top Local Executive:

John Mapes, Managing Partner

310-551-0101

Avante Mezzanine Partners

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1470, Los Angeles 90025

avantemezzanine.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, health care, education, software, industrial/manufacturing

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts/recapitalization and expansion

Top Local Executive:

Jeri Harman, CEO, Founding Partner

310-667-9242

Balmoral Funds

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 825, Los Angeles 90025

balmoralfunds.com

Preferred Industries:

Lower middle-market

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts

Top Local Executive:

Jonathan Victor, Senior Managing Director

310-473-3065

Bison Capital Asset Management

233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 425, Santa Monica 90401

bisoncapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Health care, software, financial services, business services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth and acquisition financing, balance sheet restructuring

Top Local Executive:

Douglas Trussler, Managing Partner

310-260-6570

Brentwood Associates

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles 90025

brentwood.com

Preferred Industries:

Consumer products and services, retail, business services, education, restaurants

Preferred Financing Stage:

Profitable growth

Top Local Executive:

Bill Barnum, Partner

310-477-6611

Caltius Capital Management

11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles 90025

caltius.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, industrial services, health care services and consumer products/services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Management buyouts, growth capital, leveraged recapitalization

Top Local Executive:

James Upchurch, CEO, President

310-996-9566

Century Park Capital Partners

2101 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 4275, El Segundo 90245

centuryparkcapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Specialty chemicals, medical products and services, consumer goods, engineered products, technology-enabled business services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Recapitalizations and buyouts

Top Local Executives:

Martin Sarafa, Managing Partner

Charles Roellig, Managing Partner

Guy Zaczepinski, Managing Partner

310-867-2210

Clearlake Capital Group

233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Santa Monica 90401

clearlakecapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Industrials and energy, software and technology-enabled services, consumer products/retail

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, reorganizations

Top Local Executives:

Jose Feliciano, Founding Managing Partner

Behdad Eghbali, Founding Managing Partner

310-400-8800

Corridor Capital

12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 645, Los Angeles 90025

corridorcapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Manufacturing, business services, value-added distribution

Preferred Financing Stage:

Profitable businesses seeking capital and transformational partnership

Top Local Executive:

Craig Enenstein, CEO

310-442-7000

Crescendo Capital Partners

245 Fowling Street, Los Angeles 90024

crescendocap.com

Preferred Industries:

Health care, light manufacturing, distribution, consumer, franchises

Preferred Financing Stage:

Companies with historical EBITDA of $2 million

Top Local Executive:

CL Turner, Managing Partner

310-924-1314

Energy Power Partners

4712 Admiralty Way, Suite 1055, Marina del Rey 90292

energypowerpartners.com

Preferred Industries:

Clean energy, clean power

Preferred Financing Stage:

Operating assets, late-stage development assets

Top Local Executives:

Henry Park, Founding Managing Partner

Jerry Peters, Founding Managing Partner

510-556-2370

Freeman Spogli & Co.

11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1900, Los Angeles 90025

freemanspogli.com

Preferred Industries:

Consumer, distribution

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts

Top Local Executives:

Bradford Freeman, Founding Partner

Ronald Spogli, Founding Partner

310-444-1822

First | Bev

1800 Avenue of the Stars, #1425, Los Angeles 90067

firstbev.com

Preferred Industries:

Beverage and beverage-related companies

Preferred Financing Stage:

Investments of $2 million to $15 million, growth capital investments for 20% or more of the company

Top Local Executive:

William Anderson, CEO

310-481-5100

Gores Group

9800 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212

gores.com

Preferred Industries:

Technology, industrial, health care

Preferred Financing Stage:

Mature buyouts, corporate carve-outs

Top Local Executive:

Alec Gores, CEO, Chairman

310-209-3010

K1 Investment Management

875 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach 90266

k1capital.com

Preferred Industries:

Software

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth

Top Local Executive:

Hasan Askari, Managing Partner

800-310-2870

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

1800 Avenue of the Stars, Third Floor, Los Angeles 90067

kaynecapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Energy, real estate, private credit, growth

Preferred Financing Stage:

Pre-IPO, early- to mid-stage, existing

Top Local Executive:

Mike Levitt, CEO

800-638-1496

Karlin Asset Management

11755 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, 90025

karlinfund.com

Preferred Industries:

Value securities, real estate, private equity, natural resources, direct lending, venture capital

Preferred Financing Stage:

Early

Top Local Executive:

David A. Cohen, CEO and CIO

310-806-9700

Leonard Green & Partners

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2000, Los Angeles 90025

leonardgreen.com

Preferred Industries:

Retail, consumer products, distribution, business services, health care

Preferred Financing Stage:

Leveraged buyouts of established, cash-flow positive companies

Top Local Executives:

John Danhakl, Managing Partner

Jonathan Sokoloff, Managing Partner

310-954-0444

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

345 N. Maple Dr., Suite 300, Beverly Hills, 90210

llcp.com

Preferred Industries:

Consumer products, manufacturing, services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth equity

Top Local Executives:

Lauren B. Leichtman, Founding Partner and Co-Chairperson of the Executive Committee

Arthur E. Levine, Founding Partner and Co-Chairperson of the Executive Committee

310-275-5335

Lovell Minnick Partners

215 Manhattan Beach Blvd., 2nd Floor, Manhattan Beach 90266

lmpartners.com

Preferred Industries:

Financial services, business services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Acquisition or buyout

Top Local Executives:

Jeffrey Lovell, Co-Chairman

James Minnick, Co-Chairman

310-414-6160

Marlin Equity Partners

338 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach 90254

marlinequity.com

Preferred Industries:

Software, technology, health care IT, technology-enabled services, industrial technology

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts, leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, growth equity, minority, special situations, turnarounds

Top Local Executive:

David Mcgovern, Managing Partner

310-364-0100

Meridian General Capital

609 Deep Valley Dr., Suite 200, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274

meridiangeneral.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, packaging, technology, digital media, travel, distribution and logistics, telecommunications, niche and light manufacturing, life sciences and medical devices

Preferred Financing Stage:

Lower middle-market companies with revenues between $10 million and $100 million; profitable companies with stable cash flows (EBITDA minimum of $2 million); buyouts; corporate divestitures

Top Local Executive:

Ravi Rao, Founder and Chairman

310-818-4500

NMS Consulting Inc.

433 North Camden Drive, Suite 725, Beverly Hills 90210

nmsconsulting.com

Preferred Industries:

Agriculture, consumer products, cybersecurity, health care, hospitality, media, real estate, transportation

Preferred Financing Stage:

M&A, restructuring, IPO, corporate governance

Top Local Executive:

Trevor Saliba, Managing Partner

310-855-0020

Oaktree Capital Management

333 S. Grand Ave., 28th Floor, Los Angeles 90071

oaktreecapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Consumer and branded products, food and beverage, financial services, media

Preferred Financing Stage:

Controlling stakes in distressed companies, buyouts

Top Local Executives:

Howard Marks, CFA, Co-Chairman

Bruce Karsh, Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

213-830-6300

Ocean Avenue Capital Partners

401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 230, Santa Monica 90401

oceanavenuecapital.com

Preferred Industries:

General industries

Preferred Financing Stage:

Special situations, private company recapitalizations

Top Local Executives:

Jeff Ennis, Partner

Duran Curis, Partner

Jacques Youssefmir, Partner

Pete Notz, Partner

424-238-0730

Odyssey Investment Partners

21650 Oxnard St., Suite 1650, Woodland Hills 91367

odysseyinvestment.com

Preferred Industries:

Aerospace, energy services, equipment rental, business/insurance services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Leveraged buyouts

Top Local Executive:

Bill Hopkins, Managing Principal, Co-President

818-737-1111

OpenGate Capital

10250 Constellation Blvd., 30th Floor, Los Angeles 90067

opengatecapital.com

Preferred Industries:

All

Preferred Financing Stage:

Divestitures of global corporations

Top Local Executive:

Andrew Nikou, CEO, Managing Partner

310-432-7000

Pacific Growth Investors

21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 940, Torrance 90503

pacificgrowthinvestors.com

Preferred Industries:

Manufacturing, business services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Structured growth, either majority or minority investments, including both debt and equity securities

Top Local Executives:

Mark Sampson, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Thomas Webster, Co-founder and Managing Partner

310-359-0456

PCCP

10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles 90067

pccpllc.com

Preferred Industries:

Real estate

Preferred Financing Stage:

Middle market

Top Local Executive:

William Lindsay, Partner

310-414-7870

Platinum Equity

360 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills 90210

platinumequity.com

Preferred Industries:

No preferred industries

Preferred Financing Stage:

Acquisitions for control

Top Local Executive:

Tom Gores, CEO

310-712-1850

Regent

9720 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212

regentlp.com

Preferred Industries:

Media, software/technology, retail, consumer products and services, industrial

Preferred Financing Stage:

$10 million to $300 million

Top Local Executive:

Michael Reinstein, CEO, Chairman

310-299-4100

The Riverside Company

1453 Third Street, Suite 305, Santa Monica 90401

riversidecompany.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, consumer brands, education and training, franchisors, health care, software and IT, specialty manufacturing and distribution

Preferred Financing Stage:

$10 million to $35 million in EBITDA; micro-cap platform investments with less than $10 million in EBITDA; growth; special situations or unique challenges with $75 million or more in revenue

Top Local Executive:

Jeremy Holland, Managing Partner, Origination, North America

310-499-5080

RLH Equity Partners

10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles 90024

rlhequity.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, health care, government services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Revenue greater than $25 million, profitable, rapidly growing

Top Local Executive:

J. Christopher Lewis, Managing Director

310-405-7200

Saybrook Capital

11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles 90064

saybrookfunds.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, consumer, health care, manufacturing

Preferred Financing Stage:

Leveraged buyouts

Top Local Executive:

Jonathan Rosenthal, Portfolio Manager

310-899-9200

Seidler Equity Partners

4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 1200, Marina del Rey 90292

sepfunds.com

Preferred Industries:

General industries

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth, mature

Top Local Executives:

Peter Seidler, Founding Partner

Robert Seidler, Founding Partner

Eric Kutsenda, Founding Partner

213-683-4622

Shamrock Capital Advisors

1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1600, Los Angeles 90024

shamrockcap.com

Preferred Industries:

Media, entertainment and communications

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth equity, leveraged buyouts

Top Local Executive:

Stephen Royer, Partner

310-964-6600

Skyview Capital

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 8th Floor, Los Angeles 90067

skyviewcapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Software, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, business services

Preferred Financing Stage:

Corporate divestitures, buyouts, venture capital, distressed

Top Local Executive:

Alex Soltani, CEO, Chairman

310-273-6000

Solace Capital Partners

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1275, Los Angeles 90025

solacecap.com

Preferred Industries:

Industrial, consumer, energy, transportation and logistics, business services and financial services, technology, media and telecommunications

Preferred Financing Stage:

Providing flexible debt and equity solutions for established lower, middle-market, businesses-facing, complex situations, such as recapitalizations/restructurings, special situations and buyouts

Top Local Executives:

Christopher Brothers, Local Principal, Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Brett Wyard, Local Principal, Co-Founder, Managing Partner

310-919-5401

St. Cloud Capital

10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1450, Los Angeles 90024

stcloudcapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Middle-market companies

Preferred Financing Stage:

Later stage

Top Local Executive:

Benjamin Hom, Managing Partner

310-475-2700

Transom Capital Group

100 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 1725, El Segundo 90245

transomcap.com

Preferred Industries:

Consumer products, retail, industrial, business services, media

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyout

Top Local Executives:

Russ Roenick, Managing Partner

Ken Firtel, Managing Partner

424-293-2818

Twin Haven Capital Partners

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 525, Los Angeles 90025

twinhavencap.com

Preferred Industries:

General industries

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts, special situations

Top Local Executives:

Robert Webster, Senior Managing Director

Paul Mellinger, Senior Managing Director

310-689-5100

U.S. Renewables Group

2425 Olympic Blvd., Suite 4050W, Santa Monica 90401

usregroup.com

Preferred Industries:

Renewable energy

Preferred Financing Stage:

Strategy varies

Top Local Executives:

Lee Bailey, Managing Partner

James Mcdermott, Managing Partner

310-586-3900

Vance Street Capital

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 750, Los Angeles 90025

vancestreetcapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Aerospace/defense, industrial, medical

Preferred Financing Stage:

Leveraged buyouts

Top Local Executive:

Richard Crowell, Managing Partner

Richard Roeder, Managing Partner

310-231-7100

Variant Equity Advisors

1880 Century Park East, Suite 825, Los Angeles 90067

variantequity.com

Preferred Industries:

All

Preferred Financing Stage:

Buyouts, corporate divestitures

Top Local Executive:

Farhaad Wadia, Founder and Managing Partner

310-467-4700

Varsity Healthcare Partners

1925 Century Park East, Suite 1300, Los Angeles 90067

varsityhealthcarepartners.com

Preferred Industries:

Health care

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth

Top Local Executives:

David Alpern, Founding Partner

Kenton Rosenberry, Founding Partner

310-564-2690

Vicente Capital Partners

11726 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles 90049

vicentecapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Business services, technology-enabled services, consumer services, specialty manufacturing

Preferred Financing Stage:

Growth/expansion

Top Local Executives:

Jay Ferguson, Co-Founding Managing Partner

Klaus Koch, Co-Founding Managing Partner

Nicholas Memmo, Co-Founding Managing Partner

310-826-2255

Wedbush Capital Partners

1000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 830, Los Angeles 90017

wedbushcapital.com

Preferred Industries:

Business and financial services, consumer products and services, niche manufacturing

Preferred Financing Stage:

Management buyout

Top Local Executives:

Geoff Bland, Managing Director

Peter Shoemaker, Managing Director

Eric Wedbush, Managing Director

213-688-8018

Westhook Capital

11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 380, Los Angeles 90025

westhook.com

Top Local Executive:

Michael Hooks, Managing Partner

310-550-7711

Yucaipa Cos.

9130 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90069

yucaipaco.com

Preferred Industries:

Grocery

Preferred Financing Stage:

Leveraged buyouts

Top Local Executive:

Ron Burkle, Managing Partner

310-789-7200

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