August 01, 2014 5:49 AM ET

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Company Overview of Oak Hill Capital Partners

Company Overview

Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity and distressed/vulture firm specializing in buyouts, recapitalization, and turnarounds investments in middle-market companies. The firm seeks to invest in basic industries; business and financial services; industrials; consumer, retail, and distribution; media and telecom; healthcare; and technology. Within basic industries, it focuses on aerospace and defense; packaging; construction and infrastructure; and transportation and automotive. In business and financial services sector, the firm targets companies in the outsourced global services; logistics and supply chain management; niche insurance and reinsurance; specialty finance; and education a...

One Stamford Plaza

263 Tresser Boulevard

15th Floor

Stamford, CT 06901-3236

United States

Founded in 1986



Key Executives for Oak Hill Capital Partners

Managing Partner and Member of Advisory Board
Age: 60
Managing Partner
Age: 56
Managing Partner; Founder; Senior Advisor
Age: 62
Managing Partner
Age: 47
Managing Partner
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Oak Hill Capital Partners Key Developments

Pulsant Seeks Acquisitions

Mark Howling, Chief Executive Officer of Pulsant Limited, says, "We expect continued significant consolidation amongst suppliers in this dynamic market, and we believe Pulsant is well-positioned to expand its leadership position by executing on targeted acquisitions, bringing additional capabilities to benefit Pulsant and its customers. As we considered our strategic options for the business, there was a lot of interest, but Oak Hill emerged as the preferred partner, having a strong understanding of the market and of businesses like Pulsant. Oak Hill will be an active partner and we are very much looking forward to working with them. I would also like to thank BDC, which has been an excellent investment partner. The business has made significant progress under its ownership, increasing profitability and cash flow, and broadening and strengthening the services and facilities that Pulsant offers. Having now used most of the funds that BDC had available for us to invest, we are delighted to have identified a new investor that can support our development in the next phase of our long-term growth." David Scott, Principal at Oak Hill Capital Partners, says, "We are pleased to be investing in Pulsant and to be supporting Mark Howling and the rest of the Pulsant management team as the company continues its strong growth trajectory. With this transaction, Oak Hill builds upon a decade of significant data centre expertise, where Oak Hill has a demonstrated track record. We believe Pulsant is well positioned to grow in the data centre services market with clear and sustained demand for its services. We look forward to further building the Pulsant franchise."

American International Group and Oak Hill Capital Management Inc. Create Asset Management Firm Varagon Capital Partners; Announces Executive Changes

American International Group and Oak Hill Capital Management Inc. have established an asset management firm Varagon Capital Partners to provide direct lending services to middle market companies. Under the deal, AIG will provide an initial investment backing of USD 1.5 billion. The company is headquartered in New York. Varagon will provide investors with options to invest in middle market credit, and investment services, blending information transparency and flexible investment mandates with robust risk management. Further, a broad investment mandate enables Varagon to offer competitive first-lien, unitranche and second-lien loans, and mezzanine financing, to companies with USD 10 million to USD 75 million of EBITDA and the company targets leveraged finance opportunities of up to USD 350 million with typical hold size of USD 20 million to USD 100 million. Oak Hill managing partner Denis Nayden will serve as the chairman of Varagon's Board of Directors along with Michael Gaudino, former CEO of GE Corporate Financial Services. Morris Offit, chairman of Offit Capital, will serve on Varagon's board of directors. The new entity will be led by Walter Owens, who has held leadership positions at GE Capital, CIT Group, and TD Bank.

Dave & Buster Mulls IPO- Reports

Dave & Buster's Inc. has revived plans for an initial public offering after talks for acquisition between Dave & Buster's Inc.'s owner Oak Hill Capital Partners and Onex Corporation (TSX:OCX), Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX) and Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO), Reuters reported citing three people familiar with the matter.

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