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Waud Capital Partners Expands Team

Kyle Lattner and Paul Sutphin Join as Vice Presidents

Chicago, IL, August 1, 2013 – Waud Capital Partners ("WCP" or "Waud Capital") is pleased to announce that Kyle Lattner and Paul Sutphin have joined the firm as Vice Presidents.

Mr. Lattner and Mr. Sutphin join WCP upon completing M.B.A. programs at Northwestern Universityís Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School, respectively.

Prior to attending Kellogg, Mr. Lattner was an investment professional at American Securities LLC, a middle-market private equity firm based in New York. He has worked across a broad range of sectors, including business and consumer services, restaurants, industrial, chemicals, education and specialty distribution. Mr. Lattner began his career as an investment banker in the M&A groups at CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer & Co. In addition to his M.B.A., with distinction, he holds a B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, in Finance and Economics from Boston University.

When asked about joining WCP, Mr. Lattner commented, "The team at Waud Capital has a reputation for making smart and disciplined investments. I look forward to participating in future deals and contributing to the firmís continuing success."

Mr. Sutphin said, "Iíve long had an interest in the middle-market and knew I wanted to join a firm that concentrates in this sector. Waud has a well-defined middle-market focus and an impressive investment track record. Iím thrilled to join this team and help the firm make successful future investments."

Previously, Mr. Sutphin worked as an investment professional at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, a middle-market private equity firm based in Chicago. At Madison Dearborn, Mr. Sutphin was actively involved in all aspects of the firmís investment process, including deal origination, execution and the monitoring of portfolio companies across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare and industrials. Mr. Sutphin began his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse and KeyBanc Capital Markets. In addition to his M.B.A, he holds a B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, in Finance from The Ohio State University.

Reeve Waud, Founder and Managing Partner of WCP noted, "We are excited to have the opportunity to expand our team of investment professionals. As we continue to invest our third fund and look to the future, the combination of Kyle and Paulís professional experience and strong academic backgrounds will add tremendous value to the firm."

About Waud Capital Partners
Waud Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 1993 that partners with exceptional management teams to invest in middle-market growth equity investments, buyouts, industry consolidations and recapitalizations. The firm seeks to invest $20 million to $100 million in private companies in the following four areas: healthcare services, business, government and consumer services, specialty distribution and value-added industrial. Typically, the companies in which WCP invests have enterprise values between $30 million and $300 million. The firm has successfully completed more than 150 investments since its founding and currently has approximately $1 billion of capital under management.

For additional information on WCP, visit www.waudcapital.com.

For Further Information:
Reeve Waud, Managing Partner
rwaud@waudcapital.com
312.676.8400

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