Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said Wednesday that John O’Neill has recently joined the firm and is managing its London office. O’Neill, a managing director, will lead the firm’s efforts in investment opportunities throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. He was previously a partner at Graphite Capital.
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 15, 2015) – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California, continues its expansion in the UK and Irish markets with the announcement that John O’Neill, Managing Director, has recently joined the firm and will assume responsibility for managing its London office. Mr. O’Neill will lead the firm’s efforts in investment opportunities throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Since opening its London office, LLCP has seen considerable success, completing its investment in Mander Portman Woodward, an independent schools business, during 2012 and recently backing the management team in the purchase of CJ Fallon, an educational content business.
According to Lauren B. Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP, “We are very excited to have John join our firm. He is an important hire to continue the development of LLCP in the UK and Ireland. John’s considerable investment experience and contacts will be a significant benefit to our investment strategy in these markets. We look to build on the considerable momentum the firm has generated in Europe in the past three years.”
Mr. O’Neill will be a member of the Structured Equity team. He participates in the origination of investment opportunities, investment due diligence and portfolio management.
Prior to joining LLCP, he was a partner at Graphite Capital, where he worked for 12 years. Mr. O’Neill’s previous experience was at Hawkpoint Partners and Deloitte. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Accounting degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland.
LLCP London Office Contact Information:
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Inc.
33 St. James’s Square
London SW1Y 4JS
Office: +44 (0)20 7166 6420
Fax: +44 (0)20 7166 6421
About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
LLCP is a Los Angeles, California based private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.0 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. LLCP invests its capital through private equity partnerships and various debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P. and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. Prior investments by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners include Santa Cruz Nutritionals, CiCi’s Pizza, Hackney Ladish, and Jon Douglas Real Estate Group. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, London and The Hague. For further information, please visit http://www.llcp.com