LFM adds two to team

LFM Capital has named John Patton as business development manager and Wilson Ren as a senior associate. Previously, Patton worked at Optum while Ren was at Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Inc.


NASHVILLE, TN – July 11, 2019 – LFM Capital, LLC (“LFM”), a Nashville-based private equity firm, announced today that John Patton has joined the firm as Business Development Manager and Wilson Ren has joined as a Senior Associate.

John Patton joins LFM from Optum, where he focused on assessing governance structures, compensation, productivity, and financial and operational performance. Previously, John was with Compass Group Equity Partners where his activities included market research and transaction sourcing. John holds a BA from the University of Tennessee, an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary, and an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. At LFM, John will be focused on direct sourcing efforts.

Wilson Ren joins LFM from Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”) where he focused on executing and monitoring middle-market transactions. Prior to HKW, Wilson worked in the Investment Banking group at Robert W. Baird & Co. in Chicago. Wilson holds a BA from Northwestern University. At LFM, Wilson will be focused on deal evaluation and execution and portfolio company support.

LFM Executive Managing Director Steve Cook commented on the new hires, “John and Wilson bolster LFM’s critical capabilities of sourcing and executing new opportunities. We pride ourselves on having a collaborative and collegial culture focused on establishing relationships with business owners and executives to identify and build world-class manufacturing enterprises. We are excited to add John and Wilson to our team and efforts.”

About LFM Capital
LFM Capital is a private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. The LFM team is led by experienced and successful Fortune 50 global executive managers and private equity professionals who bring decades of management leadership, operating best practices, exceptional professional recruiting networks, and a successful track record in lower middle market investing. LFM targets lead or control investments in U.S.-based lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services companies with at least $3 million of EBITDA and enterprise values ranging from $15 million to $125 million. The firm’s mission is to partner with portfolio company management to develop and build world-class operations through a combination of manufacturing and operations excellence and targeted growth and expansion strategies. For additional information, please visit www.lfmcapital.com.