Littlejohn Management Promotes Michael Kaplan To Managing Director

Littlejohn Management Holdings LLC promoted Michael Kaplan to the role of managing director. He joined the Greenwich, Conn.-based investment firm in 2005 and has served as a principal since 2008. Before joining Littlejohn, Kaplan was a senior associate at Ripplewood Holdings LLC where he evaluated, structured, and monitored private equity investments in several industries.

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Littlejohn Management Holdings, LLC, a Greenwich, CT private investment firm, today announced the promotion of Michael B. Kaplan to Managing Director. Mr. Kaplan joined Littlejohn in 2005 and has served as Principal since 2008.

“Michael is an important part of our investment team and he has made many significant contributions to the success of our firm over the past several years,” said Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Littlejohn. “Michael has been very effective identifying investment opportunities and working with portfolio companies to create value during the recent economic downturn. This is a well-deserved promotion. We expect him to continue to have an impact as we move our firm forward working with companies that can benefit from our operational investment style.”

Prior to joining Littlejohn, Mr. Kaplan served as a senior associate at Ripplewood Holdings LLC where he evaluated, structured, and monitored private equity investments in several industries, including specialty chemicals, automotive components, industrial products and business services. Prior to that, he was an associate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions for both public companies and private equity funds. Mr. Kaplan received a J.D. from Columbia University Law School with Honors and a B.A. in communications from the State University of New York at Albany.

About Littlejohn Management Holdings, LLC
Littlejohn Management Holdings, LLC is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based control-oriented private equity firm seeking investment opportunities in middle-market companies that are undergoing a fundamental change in capital structure, strategy, operations or growth that can benefit from its operational and strategic approach. The firm is currently investing from Littlejohn Fund IV, L.P., which has over $1.3 billion in capital commitments. For more information, visit www.littlejohnllc.com.