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Hidden Harbor hires business development VP

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners has appointed Tucker Coates as vice president of business development. Previously, Coates was an adviser to Capital Midwest, a Milwaukee-based venture firm.


BOCA RATON, FL – June 22, 2016 –Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today the hiring of Tucker Coates as Vice President of Business Development.

Mr. Coates, who brings a decade of experience in various business development and institutional sales roles, will be responsible for sourcing investments and generating new business opportunities in key industries such as industrials, transportation and logistics, business services, consumer products, and retail. He will report to the firm’s Managing Partners, John Caple and David Block.

“Tucker’s track record of professional sales success, coupled with his network of strategic business relationships, will prove invaluable in developing a strong pipeline of potential investment opportunities for the firm,” said John Caple, Managing Partner of Hidden Harbor. “He also embodies Hidden Harbor’s core values of integrity, team, high-performance, passion and a commitment to constant improvement.”

Prior to Hidden Harbor, Mr. Coates served as an advisor to the Milwaukee based venture capital firm Capital Midwest, as well as business development consultant with investment banking advisory firm Katz, Kane & Co. in New York. Previously, he held the positions of Managing Principal with AustinWeston Asset Management, Director of Business Development with FOS Advisors and Managing Director for Curve Asset Management. Mr. Coates began his career as a Managed Account Specialist & Wealth Advisory Associate for Bank of New York Mellon and its subsidiary, Dreyfus Funds.
Mr. Coates received his Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from Fordham University.

About Hidden Harbor Capital Partners
Hidden Harbor Capital Partners is a private equity firm with an operations soul and intense passion for building great companies. Hidden Harbor brings large-scale, private equity experience and resources to the lower middle market with a focus on value-oriented, operationally intense situations. Our principals are investor operators who have both extensive transaction and operating experience to truly understand your business. As one team, we partner and work hand-in-hand with our portfolio companies to drive business successes. For more information, visit