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Hilltop adds Moss partner to team

Hilltop Private Capital has named Ed Moss as a partner. Prior to joining Hilltop, Moss was a managing director at Lincolnshire Management.



Hilltop Private Capital (“Hilltop”), a New York-based private equity firm investing in lower middle market companies, today announced that Ed Moss has joined the firm as a Partner after twelve years as a Managing Director at Lincolnshire Management. Ed opened a new Los Angeles office for Hilltop in April giving the firm a strong national presence. He is a member of the Hilltop investment committee and focuses primarily on investment sourcing and portfolio oversight.

Previously, Ed opened and headed Lincolnshire’s Los Angeles office where he focused on sourcing buyout opportunities in the West. Board seats included PADI International, National Pen and The Alaska Club. Ed began his career with Bank of America’s private equity group where he rose to Senior Vice President. Subsequently, he was a founding Managing Partner of Kline Hawkes growth equity and a founder of Alexander Dunham, a boutique investment bank. Current board and advisory positions include Del-Val Food Ingredients, Sadurni International Holdings and AgCap Partners. Ed earned his BA from Williams College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

“After working closely with Ed for over a decade at Lincolnshire, I know the high quality of his work and am delighted he chose to partner with us at Hilltop,” said Kate Lehman, Managing Partner. Drew Shea, Managing Partner, added, “Ed is an outstanding professional with a superb reputation. He brings valuable depth and great national presence to our firm.”

About Hilltop Private Capital
Hilltop Private Capital is a private equity firm focused on making control-oriented and significant minority investments in business and industrial products and services companies in the lower middle market, typically with revenues between $10 – $150 million. Hilltop is dedicated to combining tailored operational resources, flexible transaction structures, and long-term value creation with investor access and alignment. The firm’s strategy is to take a hands-on approach to investing and to build collaborative relationships with managers of businesses at a growth or ownership inflection point. Hilltop, founded in 2016, has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. In the past year Hilltop has acquired two railroad services companies, combined into American Track Services, and an office products distribution company, Spiral Binding. For more information, visit