Fifth Street Promotes Trio

Fifth Street Management has made three promotions: Ivelin Dimitrov to principal, Brian Finkelstein to senior associate and Jennifer Yang to senior analyst. 


Fifth Street Management LLC (“Fifth Street”), investment adviser to Fifth Street Finance Corp., proudly announced today the promotion of Ivelin Dimitrov to Principal, Brian Finkelstein to Senior Associate and Jennifer Yang to Senior Analyst.

Ivelin Dimitrov, Principal, joined Fifth Street in 2005, and was previously a Vice President. In his new role, Mr. Dimitrov will be responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, deal structuring, and portfolio management. In addition, Mr. Dimitrov will be managing the Associate and Analyst Team, as well as chairing Fifth Street's internal valuation committee. Through the years, Mr. Dimitrov has been an integral part of our team, and has been advantageous to the growth of the firm. Prior to joining Fifth Street, Mr. Dimitrov received a Masters of Science in Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

Brian Finkelstein, Senior Associate, joined Fifth Street in 2006. Mr. Finkelstein plays an integral role in evaluating new investment opportunities, deal structuring, and portfolio management. Mr. Finkelstein received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and BS in Business Administration from SUNY Albany (magna cum laude).

Jennifer Yang, Senior Analyst, joined Fifth Street in 2007. Ms. Yang is involved in evaluating new investment opportunities, deal structuring, and portfolio management. Yang received her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Leonard M. Tannenbaum, President and CEO of Fifth Street Finance Corp. said, “These well deserved promotions are the result of the fine work Ivelin, Brian and Jennifer have done at Fifth Street. They are all a pleasure to work with and we are very happy to recognize and reward such dedicated talent. They represent what Fifth Street offers its customers: hard work, dedication, and teamwork. We look forward to their continued success at Fifth Street.”

About Fifth Street Capital

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company focused on providing custom tailored financing solutions of $5-$40 million to middle market U.S. companies across a diverse range of industries. Since 1998, the firm and its affiliates have provided capital to support acquisitions, expansions, management buyouts and recapitalizations. Fifth Street works actively with its equity sponsor partners to grow the value of their portfolio companies. Fifth Street's broad investment mandate allows us to offer a full spectrum of investment products ranging from one-stop financings to partnering with senior lenders to provide a complete financing solution. In addition to its institutional investors, Fifth Street has an extensive network of high net worth investors, successful business owners, and operators who help us create value for our portfolio companies.

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