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HP SCF adds three to team

Private investment advisor Harvest Partners SCF LP has expanded its staff with three hires. The firm has named Steve Duke as a principal; Caldwell ZImmerman as an associate; and April Blackmon Meyer as a marketing associate. Previously, Duke worked at CCMP Capital Partners where he served as a principal. Also, Zimmerman was an associate at Arsenal Capital Partners while Meyer most recently worked at JAT Capital Management.


Harvest Partners SCF, LP (“HP SCF”), a New York-based private investment advisor that provides non-control private equity solutions to business owners, announced some key additions to its team:

· Steve Duke has joined HP SCF as a Principal. Steve sources, structures, executes, and manages portfolio investments. He was most recently a Principal at CCMP Capital Partners.

· Caldwell Zimmerman has joined HP SCF as an Associate. Caldwell executes, structures, and monitors portfolio investments. He was most recently an Associate at Arsenal Capital Partners.

· April Blackmon Meyer has joined HP SCF as a Marketing Associate. April leads the marketing initiatives for HP SCF. She was most recently at JAT Capital Management.

Jay Hegenbart, Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager – HP SCF, commented, “I am thrilled to announce the addition of these talented professionals to the HP SCF team. Steve, Caldwell and April are all proven leaders and bring to their respective roles a wealth of knowledge and experience. I am confident that we will be able to leverage their expertise and capabilities to continue to achieve strong investment returns.”

“We are excited to have a dedicated team of experienced private equity professionals focused on identifying and executing on investments in leading middle market companies,” said Mr. Duke.

Steven H. Duke
Steve joined HP SCF in 2014. Prior to joining HP SCF, he was a Principal with CCMP Capital where he completed private equity transactions in the healthcare, consumer/retail and energy industries. Prior to CCMP, Steve was an Associate at Bear Growth Capital Partners, an affiliate of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking. Steve began his career as an analyst at Barrington Associates, a boutique middle market investment bank.
He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Caldwell Zimmerman
Caldwell Zimmerman joined HP SCF in 2015. Prior to joining HP SCF, he was an Associate at Arsenal Capital Partners, where he completed private equity transactions in the healthcare and industrials sectors. Previously, Caldwell was an Analyst in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt financings and equity issuances for public and private companies across multiple sectors within the Global Industrials Group.
He has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

April Blackmon Meyer
April Blackmon Meyer joined HP SCF in 2015. Prior to joining HP SCF, she was an assistant with equity research and administrative responsibilities at JAT Capital Management and Viking Global Investors, where she organized the execution of research activity for several managing directors. Previously, April worked in account management at Deutsch Inc. and Draft FCB on campaigns for global brands at Johnson & Johnson and Kraft Foods.
She has a B.B.A. in Marketing and Corporate Communications from Baylor University.

About HP SCF
Founded in 2014, HP SCF, LP ( is a New York-based private investment firm targeting investments with private equity-like returns while assuming the risks more characteristic of debt. This strategy leverages Harvest Partners’ 30+ years of experience of investing in organic and acquisition-oriented growth companies.

HP SCF targets investments in the middle market with the following characteristics:

$100 million – $750 million

Enterprise Value
$100 million – $750 million

Investment Size
$20 million – $75 million
· Business Services & Consumer
· Healthcare Services
· Industrial & Energy Services
· Manufacturing & Distribution

To date, HP SCF has completed four investments totaling approximately $100 million. These investments include structured equity investments in Arctic Glacier Holdings, Athletico Physical Therapy, AxelaCare Holdings, and Packers Holdings.