Alison Miller has joined Wynnchurch Capital as a Director. Miller was previously a Director of Business Development at Garden City Group and Donlin Recano & Company.
July 12, 2016 06:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wynnchurch Capital, a leading North American middle-market private equity firm, today announced that it is expanding its team with the addition of Alison Miller, who has joined the firm as Director. Ms. Miller is focused on sourcing new investment opportunities that fit Wynnchurch’s operations-oriented investment approach. She also supports the firm’s strategic relationships with the bankruptcy and restructuring M&A community.
“Alison brings over a decade of restructuring experience across a number of industries,” says Wynnchurch’s Managing Partner John Hatherly. “We feel she is a strong addition to our origination effort.”
Alison began her career in the Restructuring Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis. There she represented financially distressed companies in all aspects of corporate restructuring, including Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and acquisitions. Alison was involved in numerous bankruptcies including Reader’s Digest, Tropicana Entertainment, Flying J, and Solutia. Alison also supported an interdisciplinary team which represented BP p.l.c. in various litigation and regulatory matters pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Alison was a Director of Business Development at Garden City Group and Donlin Recano & Company, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives. She is an active member of the Turnaround Management Organization (TMA), American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She obtained her J.D. with honors from Fordham University School of Law.
“Over our 16-year history, some of our best investments involved helping management teams fix troubled companies,” added Wynnchurch’s Managing Director, Michael Teplitsky. “Alison’s addition to our team further expands our reach in the restructuring and special situations arena.”
Wynnchurch Capital is actively investing from its $1.3 billion Fund IV. In February 2016, Wynnchurch acquired Texas Hydraulics from Dover Corporation. Texas Hydraulics is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered hydraulic cylinders and swivels for the global mining, energy, construction, and utility markets. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include Latham International, a leading manufacturer of packaged and fiberglass pools and automatic safety covers; Carson Air Ltd., a leading provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services, air cargo services, and flight school training in Western Canada; Gypsum Technologies Inc., a global leader in machinery and systems for the wallboard industry; and Champion Iron, a junior mining company which recently acquired the large scale Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec.
ABOUT WYNNCHURCH CAPITAL:
Wynnchurch Capital, LLC., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois with offices in California, Michigan, Ohio and Canada, was founded in 1999 and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in Canada and the United States that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $2.3 billion of capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs, and restructurings. For more information, please visit: www.wynnchurch.com.