Shoreline expands team with new hire

Shoreline Equity Partners has named Daniel Giddens as fund controller.

Shoreline Equity Partners has named Daniel Giddens as fund controller. Prior to joining Shoreline, Giddens worked at Audax Group where he was most recently a controller of private debt.


Jacksonville, Florida – February 24, 2022 – Shoreline Equity Partners (“Shoreline”), a purpose-driven lower middle market private equity firm based in Jacksonville, Florida, today announced the hiring of Daniel Giddens as Fund Controller on Shoreline’s Finance and Operations Team.
Prior to joining Shoreline, Dan was most recently a Controller of Private Debt at Audax Group, a Boston-based private equity fund with both debt and equity strategies. Prior to Audax Group, Dan held various finance and accounting positions at AEW Capital Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

“We are thrilled that Dan has joined the Shoreline team. We look forward to leveraging his outstanding background in fund administration and experience in building best-in-class LP reporting to further enhance our investor experience,” said Mike Hand, Managing Partner at Shoreline Equity Partners.

Dan will work closely with Jennifer Lada, CFO at Shoreline, in supporting fund administration and compliance.

“Dan’s deep expertise in fund administration will enhance Shoreline’s reporting and compliance capabilities as well as further enable our operations team to increasingly focus on driving meaningful value creation initiatives across the Shoreline portfolio,” said Jennifer Lada, CFO at Shoreline.

“Shoreline’s high energy culture and down-to-earth approach immediately resonated with me,” said Dan. “I am excited to join the Shoreline team and help augment the team’s existing fund administration capabilities.”

About Shoreline
Shoreline is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on actively partnering with leading management teams. Shoreline follows a total stakeholder model, meaning success should be a “win-win” proposition for shareholders, employees, customers, vendors, and the communities within which the Firm’s companies operate. Shoreline professionals believe in honesty, incentive alignment, and creating bigger, better businesses without relying on financial engineering or cost cutting to generate returns. Investing out of the Firm’s inaugural $300 million fund, Shoreline seeks to lead equity investments of up to $100 million per transaction in support of buyouts, recapitalizations, and corporate divestitures. Targeted businesses have enterprise values ranging from $25 million to $250 million and EBITDA of $3 million to $25 million. The Firm strives to partner with management teams of businesses primarily within the specialized manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business and facility services sectors, among others. For more information, please visit