Stewart Promoted to MD of Levine Leichtman’s Deep Value Fund

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said Monday that Brian Stewart was promoted to MD of the Deep Value Fund. Levine Leichtman, of Los Angeles, is a PE firm.

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LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles based private equity firm, today announced that Brian Stewart has been promoted to Managing Director of the Deep Value Fund.

Mr. Stewart joined LLCP as an associate in 2006, bringing extensive expertise in analyzing middle market distressed debt investments and executing restructuring transactions as a former analyst at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and Giuliani Capital Advisors.

“Brian has been a valuable addition to the LLCP team and we are pleased to promote him,” said Lauren Leichtman, LLCP’s co-founder. “His deep knowledge of the distressed debt middle market and expertise in restructuring companies is an integral part of the success of our Deep Value Fund.”

Mr. Stewart has represented LLCP in transactions involving in excess of $3 billion of middle market distressed debt investment opportunities.

Mr. Stewart received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Dallas and Chicago. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Deep Value Fund, L.P., and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P. For more information about Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, please visit http://www.llcp.com

SOURCE Levine Leichtman Capital Partners