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Littlejohn hires two and promotes one

Littlejohn & Co. LLC has hired Beth Pollack and Thomas Bennet as vice presidents. Also, the Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm promoted Bart Stout to vice president. Previously, Pollack was at Marble Ridge Capital while Bennet, who recently rejoined Littlejohn having started his career there in 2011, was at ScenarioTwo. And, Stout joined Littlejohn in 2011.

PRESS RELEASE

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced that it has strengthened its special situations and private equity investment teams with the additions of Beth Pollack and Thomas Bennet, who have joined the firm as Vice Presidents, and Bart Stout, who has been promoted to Vice President. Ms. Pollack and Mr. Stout are part of Littlejohn’s special situations team and Mr. Bennet is a member of the private equity team.

“We are excited to welcome Beth to Littlejohn and are pleased to recognize Bart’s contributions to the firm through this promotion,” said Michael Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Littlejohn. “Tom’s decision to rejoin our firm is a testament to the positive environment, world-class team and unique culture we have created at Littlejohn, and we are glad to have him back.”

Ms. Pollack was previously at Marble Ridge Capital, a catalyst-oriented distressed fund, where she focused on cross capital structure idea generation and analysis with an emphasis on portfolio construction and risk management. Earlier, she was at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a middle market-focused fund, and spent 2006 through 2013 at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She holds an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University.

Mr. Stout joined Littlejohn in 2011 in the private equity group as an Associate and moved to the special situations team as a Senior Associate. Previously, he served as an Analyst at Harris Williams & Co. in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Stout holds a B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr. Bennet started his career with Littlejohn in 2011 and rejoins the firm, having spent time recently as Managing Partner for ScenarioTwo, an independent investment firm. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown University.

About Littlejohn & Co., LLC
Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm focused on private equity and debt investments primarily in middle market companies. With over $7 billion under management, the Firm seeks to build sustainable success for its portfolio companies through a disciplined approach to engineering change. For more information about Littlejohn, visit http://www.littlejohnllc.com.