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Hays joins Levine Leichtman

Robert Hays has joined Levine Leichtman Capital Partners as an MD and co-head of investor relations. Most recently, Hays was Director of Investor Relations at H.I.G. Capital for five years.


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 20, 2015) – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced today that Robert Hays has joined as a Managing Director and co-head of Investor Relations. Mr. Hays will be responsible for the firm’s relationships with Limited Partners, new business development, product development and marketing for the firm’s structured equity and credit strategies.

Prior to joining LLCP, Mr. Hays was Director of Investor Relations at H.I.G. Capital for five years, where he was responsible for sourcing and maintaining investor relationships. Prior to H.I.G., Mr. Hays spent 12 years at Franklin Templeton Investments in a variety of fundraising, client service and management positions. “We are excited to have Rob join us. We are confident that his extensive network of investor relationships and deep knowledge of the capital raising process will bring continued success to our Investor Relations team,” said Lauren B. Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP. Mr. Hays received a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners LLCP is a Los Angeles, California based private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.0 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. LLCP invests its capital through private equity partnerships and various debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P. and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. Prior investments by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners include Santa Cruz Nutritionals, CiCi’s Pizza, Hackney Ladish, and Jon Douglas Real Estate Group. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, London and The Hague. For further information, please visit