October 23, 2014 11:11 AM ET

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Company Overview of Lightyear Capital LLC

Company Overview

Lightyear Capital LLC is a private equity firm specializing in middle market, growth capital, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyout investments. The firm focuses on companies in the financial services including asset management, banking, brokerage, financial technology, insurance, specialty finance, leasing, and related business services. The firm typically invests in North America. It invests between $25 million and $100 million in companies with enterprise values under $500 million, but can invest larger amounts. It seeks to make controlling investments. Lightyear Capital LLC was founded in 2000 and is based in New York, New York.

9 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Lightyear Capital LLC

Age: 77
Managing Partner and Member of Investment Committee
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee
Age: 56
Managing Director and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lightyear Capital LLC Key Developments

Lightyear Capital LLC Names Martin Sullivan as Operating Partner

Lightyear Capital LLC announced that it has recently appointed Martin Sullivan as an Operating Partner. Mr. Sullivan will draw upon his decades of experience to work with Lightyear and the management teams of businesses within Lightyear's portfolio. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as non-executive Chairman of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford and as a Director of Paradigm Outcomes.

Lightyear Capital LLC Promotes Michal Petrzela to Managing Director

Lightyear Capital LLC announced the promotion of Michal Petrzela to Managing Director. Mr. Petrzela joined Lightyear full time in 2005, after working at Lightyear as a Summer Associate in 2004. Mr. Petrzela also joins Lightyear's Investment Committee.

Firms Reportedly Line Up To Bid For Munder

A number of private equity firms and at least one investment management firm are expected to bid for Munder Capital Management in a deal that could be valued up to $400 million, according to a number of sources familiar with the deal. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has teamed up with Advent International Corporation to bid for Munder, according to three of the sources, who wished to remain anonymous because they are not permitted to speak to the media. Private equity firms Lightyear Capital LLC, Genstar Capital, LLC and Thoma Bravo, LLC are also expected to submit bids, the sources said. On the investment management side, Pacific Life Insurance Co., Asset Management Arm is expected to bid. Bids are due by mid-September, 2013, the sources said. Calls to Lightyear, Thoma Bravo and Pacific Life were not returned. Advent, Blackstone, Thoma Bravo, Genstar and Crestview declined to comment. Crestview Partners, L.P. Partners is looking to sell Munder.

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