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Justin C. DuPere Joins Waud Capital Partners as Vice President

Chicago, IL, August 12, 2013 – Waud Capital Partners (“WCP” or “Waud Capital”) is pleased to announce that Justin C. DuPere has joined the firm as a Vice President.

Prior to joining Waud Capital, Mr. DuPere worked as a Vice President for GTCR, LLC, a middle-market private equity firm based in Chicago. At GTCR, he was responsible for deal sourcing, transaction execution and monitoring of portfolio companies in the business services, technology and financial services industries. Mr. DuPere began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York.

Mr. DuPere holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

According to Mr. DuPere, “Waud Capital’s well-defined investment philosophy and industry focus are unique in the market. It’s an exceptional firm and I’m excited to be part of its future growth."

Reeve Waud, Managing Partner at Waud Capital Partners, commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Justin join the firm.  He will be a strong addition to the team where he will help lead our effort in business services.”

About Waud Capital Partners
Waud Capital Partners ("WCP") 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, consumer and government 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 completed more than 100 acquisitions 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

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