Harvest Partners Promotes Jay Wilkins to MD

New York-based middle-market private equity firm Harvest Partners has promoted Jay Wilkins to managing director. Wilkins was previously a principal with the firm. Wilkins joined Harvest in 2010 from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Harvest Partners has approximately $1.4 billion of capital under management.

Harvest Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Wilkins to Managing Director of the firm. Previously a Principal, he joins the seven current Managing Directors and Senior Managing Directors of Harvest.

Mr. Wilkins joined Harvest in 2010 from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. He is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University. Mr. Wilkins serves on the board of Insight Global, and he devotes the majority of his time to business services, healthcare and distribution investments. He is a resident of New York, NY and also serves on the board of FreeArts NYC and the board of trustees of The Haverford School.

Of the new appointment, Tom Arenz, Senior Managing Director of Harvest, said, “Jay has been instrumental in helping us create attractive new investments and in actively working with our portfolio companies to help them grow and prosper. His promotion reflects the great confidence we have in his abilities and the depth of talent we see in our next generation of Harvest leaders.”

About Harvest Partners
Harvest Partners, established in 1981, is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing approximately $1.4 billion of capital. Harvest focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $100 million per transaction in companies with enterprise values of $100 million to $750 million. The firm seeks to partner with strong management teams to build companies with sustainable competitive advantages and excellent prospects for growth. For more information, visit www.harvpart.com.