Plumpton Joins O2 Investment Partners

Luke Plumpton has joined O2 Investment Partners. He will be responsible for evaluating, structuring, negotiating and financing transactions, as well as monitoring O2’s portfolio companies, according to a statement.

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O2 Investment Partners announces the appointment of Luke Plumpton to the O2 Investment team. Jay Hansen, O2 Co-founder and President, announced the addition.

Mr. Plumpton will be responsible for evaluating, structuring, negotiating and financing transactions, as well as monitoring O2’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining O2, Luke was the Director of Strategic Planning for Hanford Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer and global supplier of aseptically processed antibiotics. Luke’s primary responsibilities included new business development and managing turnaround and cost cutting initiatives for the company. Prior to Hanford, Luke was instrumental in the buildup of Square 1 Bank, a venture debt bank serving high growth life sciences and technology companies. Prior to Square 1, Luke was an analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking group of Wachovia Securities. His responsibilities included due diligence for M&A, debt and equity transactions for both public and private healthcare companies.

Mr. Plumpton received his BA in economics from Harvard University, where he was also a member of the varsity lacrosse team. In addition to the Harvard curriculum, Mr. Plumpton studied Corporate Accounting at MIT’s Sloan Business School. Luke currently resides in Bloomfield Hills and is an avid outdoorsman, spending the majority of his free time hunting and fishing.

About O2 Investment Partners:

O2 Investment Partners is a private equity investment group that seeks to acquire a majority interest in small and middle market manufacturing, niche distribution, select service and technology businesses, as well as certain special situations. The firm invests in businesses with earnings growth potential and a clear path to the creation of long-term shareholder value.

O2 invests equity on behalf of its principals as well as a core network of other principal investors and strategic partners. The firm invests with a vision and view toward partnering with management to build and grow the business and take the business to its next stage of development. This requires not only a clear vision and strategic plan to create long-term value, but a close partnership and alignment of interest with management.