CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Capitala Group, a leading provider of capital to lower and traditional
middle-market companies, today announced its recent hiring and promotion
of investment professionals in its Charlotte-based headquarters.
Capitala Group has added two analysts, three associates, and one vice
president to support their continued growth.
Jack Vander Leeuw joins the Capitala investment team as Vice
President. Previously, Mr. Vander Leeuw worked as a Principal on the
corporate development team at Neustar, Inc. where he focused on
executing mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, divestitures,
equity investments, joint ventures and other partnership-related
transactions, both domestically and globally, in the information
technology industry. Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Vander Leeuw was an
Associate at Gladstone Investment Corporation. Mr. Vander Leeuw began
his career as an investment banking analyst at BB&T Capital Markets. Mr.
Vander Leeuw graduated from Georgetown University with a BS/BA in
Peter McArthur joins the Capitala investment team as an
Associate. Previously, Mr. McArthur was an Analyst in the Technology &
Defense group at Regions Securities where he was engaged in cash flow
based lending to corporate and sponsor-backed clients. Mr. McArthur
graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Joe Gaskins joins the Capitala business development team as an
Associate. Prior to joining Capitala, Mr. Gaskins worked at DHG
Corporate Finance, 7 Mile Advisors, and Red Ventures. Mr. Gaskins
graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce,
where he received a B.S. degree in Commerce with concentrations in
Finance and Information Technology.
Kevin Robertsjoins the Capitala investment team as an Associate.
Previously, Mr. Roberts was an Assistant Vice President at WEDGE Capital
Management, where he focused on equity trading and compliance. Prior to
WEDGE, Mr. Roberts was an Audit Senior at Ernst & Young, primarily
serving asset management clients. Mr. Roberts graduated magna cum laude
from Boston College with a B.S. in Business Administration and
concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Roberts is a Certified
Jack Linker joins the Capitala investment team as an Analyst.
Prior to joining Capitala, Mr. Linker was an Analyst at Tobin & Company
Investment Banking Group where he worked on executing lower middle
market mergers and acquisitions, private capital raises and valuation
assignments. Mr. Linker graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Business
Administration from High Point University.
Alex Pruitt joins the investment team as an Analyst. Mr. Pruitt
graduated magna cum laude from Wofford College with a B.A. degree in
both Accounting and Finance.
Kevin Koonts has been promoted to Vice President. Mr. Koonts
joined Capitala Group in 2013 as the controller for Capitala Finance
Corp. His primary responsibilities include financial controls and
reporting. Prior to joining Capitala Finance in 2013, Mr. Koonts was an
audit manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, primarily serving
southeastern Financial Institutions. Mr. Koonts graduated from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting. Mr. Koonts is a
Certified Public Accountant.
Capitala Group currently has invested $1.3 billion to date and has
significant dry powder available. The firm is actively seeking new
investment opportunities and the deal team can be reached at email@example.com.
About Capitala Group
Capitala Group is a leading provider of capital to lower and traditional
middle market companies, through its family of credit focused funds.
Since 1998, Capitala Group's managed funds have participated in over 139
transactions, representing over $1.3 billion of investments in a variety
of industries throughout North America. Capitala Group manages both
public capital (Capitala Finance Corp.) (Nasdaq:CPTA) and private
capital (Capitala Private Credit Fund V, L.P. and CapitalSouth SBIC Fund
IV, L.P.) for institutional and individual investors, and seeks to
partner with strong management teams to create value and serve as long
term partners. For more information, please visit www.CapitalaGroup.com.
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Source: Capitala Finance Corp.
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