Chicago, IL, January 14, 2014 – Waud Capital Partners (“WCP” or “Waud Capital”) today announced three promotions, effective January 1, 2014. Justin C. DuPere, Christopher J. Graber, and Matthew A. London were each promoted to Principal. Reeve Waud, Managing Partner of WCP, commented, “We are pleased to announce these promotions to the Principal level. We expect that Justin, Chris and Matt will each play an important role in helping to manage our existing portfolio as well as sourcing new opportunities for our firm. They have each proven themselves valuable members of our team and we look forward to their continued contributions as we work together to build leading businesses.”
Justin DuPere joined WCP in 2013 and was a Vice President prior to this promotion. He focuses on investments in the business services sector and currently serves as a member of the Board of True Partners Consulting. Prior to joining WCP, he worked as a Vice President for GTCR, where 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. He 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.
Chris Graber joined Waud Capital in 2005 as an Associate and rejoined the firm in 2010 as a Vice President. He focuses on investments in the healthcare services sector and currently serves as a member of the Board of The Center for Vein Restoration, ProNerve and Sterling Healthcare Holdings. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ: ACHC) and True Partners Consulting. Prior to joining WCP, he worked in the investment banking group of Robert W. Baird & Co. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Matt London joined WCP in 2007 and focuses on investments in the government services and healthcare services sectors. He currently serves as a member of the Board of National Security Partners and Adreima, and previously served as a member of the Board of Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ: ACHC), CarePoint Partners and Regency Hospital Company. Prior to joining Waud Capital, he worked in the investment banking groups of Deutsche Bank in Chicago, where he worked in the Industrials Group, and Morgan Keegan in Memphis. Mr. London holds a B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, in Finance and International Business from Washington University in St. Louis.
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: (i) healthcare services, (ii) business, government and consumer services, (iii) specialty distribution and (iv) 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 160 investments since its founding and currently has approximately $1 billion of capital under management
For additional information on WCP, visit www.waudcapital.com.
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