Linsalata Capital Partners Adds James Guddy as VP

Cleveland-based private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners has added James Guddy as vice president. Guddy joins Linsalata from Symmetry Advisors, a firm he created. He has also worked as head of strategy and finance for a subsidiary of Cleveland-based GrafTech International. Linsalata Capital was formed in 1984, and is currently investing from its $425 million sixth fund.


Linsalata Capital Partners (LinCap), a Cleveland-based private equity firm, announced today the addition of James V. Guddy as Vice President.

Mr. Guddy joined Linsalata Capital Partners following three years at Symmetry Advisors where he was the President. Symmetry Advisors assisted companies in operational and financial management, transaction support, financial restructuring and strategy development and execution. Prior to creating Symmetry Advisors, Mr. Guddy was Director of Strategy and Finance at a subsidiary of GrafTech International Ltd., located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Guddy began his professional career at Ernst & Young where he spent seven years and rose to the level of Manager. At Ernst & Young, he spent two years in the Audit practice working on manufacturing companies followed by five years providing M&A transaction support services to both U.S. and International clients.
Mr. Guddy has a B.A. degree in Accounting from Ohio University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

In his new position with Linsalata Capital Partners, Mr. Guddy’s responsibilities will include acquisition searches, due diligence, negotiations and portfolio company oversight.

Linsalata Capital Partners located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Mayfield Heights, was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to accelerate the growth of middle market companies. In its more than 26 years of investing, the firm has completed 96 buyside transactions totaling more than $3 billion. Linsalata Capital Partners is currently investing from its sixth fund, Linsalata Capital Partners Fund V, L.P. (LinCap V), with $425 million in committed equity capital.