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True Partners Consulting, a Waud Capital Partners Portfolio Company, Transitions Firm Ownership to Managing Director Group

Chicago, IL, April 14, 2016 – True Partners Consulting LLC (“True Partners”), a world-class tax and business advisory firm, announced today that the firm’s Managing Directors have purchased all of the interests previously owned by Waud Capital Partners.

Twenty-five Managing Directors located in Chicago, L.A., San Jose, Tampa and N.Y.C make up the ownership group and together, they will continue the growth supported by their private equity sponsor for the past ten years.

"We are extremely excited to be taking this next step in the evolution of the firm,” said Cary McMillan, CEO. “We’ve had a great relationship with the Waud Capital team over the past ten years and we trust that it will continue following this management buy-out. We will continue to provide exceptional service to all clients while giving our entrepreneurial MDs the opportunity to truly chart our own course. We anticipate growth in our federal and state tax groups, as well as expanded advisory service offerings."

“As the majority shareholder for the past ten years, it’s been exciting to watch True Partners grow,” said Reeve Waud, Managing Partner of Waud Capital. “I’m happy for the Managing Directors and others at True Partners and am confident we’ll see great things in this next phase.”

True Partners Consulting will continue to serve large public and private companies, providing tax and unclaimed property compliance and consulting services, without the complications of also providing audit services. This independence allows the True Partners team to work closely with tax departments, finance teams, and internal and external auditors, creating a trusted advisor “dream team.”

About True Partners Consulting LLC
True Partners Consulting is a world-class tax and business advisory firm that helps large public and private enterprises and private equity firms navigate complex tax and financial regulations. True Partners provides tax compliance and business consulting services nationally from offices strategically located across the country. True Partners is a privately-held firm and founding member of True Partners Consulting International (TPCI), a global network of accounting, legal, tax, and consulting firms, created to better serve their clients as they expand abroad.

For additional information on True Partners, visit TPCtax.com.

About Waud Capital Partners
Waud Capital Partners is a leading Chicago-based private equity investment firm founded in 1993 that partners with exceptional management teams to acquire or create platforms in the U.S. lower middle market through control-oriented growth equity investments, industry consolidation, buyouts or recapitalizations. The firm seeks to invest $50 million to $100 million (including follow-on investments) of total equity in each platform company and employs a disciplined three-phase investment strategy with staged investments designed to generate superior risk-adjusted returns. WCP targets services businesses in large, growing, fragmented markets within two industries: healthcare services and business and technology services. Typically, the initial platform companies in which WCP invests have enterprise values between $50 million and $250 million. The firm has approximately $2.1 billion in assets under management. Since its founding, WCP has successfully completed more than 185 investments, including platform companies and follow-on opportunities.

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

For Further Information:
Amanda Sturdevant, Senior Manager - Marketing
True Partners Consulting LLC
(312) 588-3422

Philip Kemp, Principal - Investor Relations
Waud Capital Partners
(312) 676-8435

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