Vision Capital Appoints Bordon Lai as Principal

Vision Capital has appointed Bordon Lai as principal in its New York office. Lai joins Vision Capital after six years with Pegasus Capital Advisors in New York and brings investment and operational experience.

PRESS RELEASE

Vision Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Bordon Lai as Principal in its New York office.

Bordon joins Vision Capital after six years with Pegasus Capital Advisors in New York and brings considerable investment and operational experience. While at Pegasus, he played various roles in the investment and management of 13 portfolio companies.

Prior to Pegasus, Bordon worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Financial Sponsors Coverage Group and at Wachovia Securities in the Leveraged Finance Group. Mr Lai holds a BSBA from Georgetown University and a MBA from The Wharton School.

Julian Mash, Chief Executive of Vision Capital said:

“I am delighted to welcome Bordon to the firm as our newest Principal. Our recent transactions, including the award winning one with Willis Stein, demonstrate the scale of the opportunity for Vision Capital in the US, and we are strengthening the team accordingly.”

Matt Shafer, a Partner at Vision Capital said:

“Bordon will be a great addition to our New York team as we continue to execute investment opportunities in the United States. Bordon’s experience and the skills he has developed over the course of his years in private equity and investment banking are perfectly suited to our innovative origination model and our creative approach to structuring transactions.”

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Contact:

London
Nina Coad/Alison Kay, Brunswick
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

New York
Mary Zimmerman, Brunswick
Telephone: +1 212 333 3810

Notes to Editors:

About Vision Capital
Vision Capital is an international investor with an innovative approach to private equity. Vision Capital was founded in 1997 and pioneered direct secondaries in Europe. Today it has $2.4 billion assets under management with offices in London and New York. Since inception, Vision Capital has invested in over 45 companies acquired in 16 transactions, including 12 portfolios. It targets investments in Europe and the Americas that bring significant influence or control in transaction sizes ranging from €50 million to €1 billion.

At the 2012 PEI Awards Vision Capital and Landmark Partners’ transaction with Willis Stein was named “North American Secondaries Deal of the Year”.

Alison Kay
Associate

Brunswick Group LLP, 16 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3ED, United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 20 7404 5959 Direct +44 (0) 20 7396 7453 Mobile +44 7525 367 531 www.brunswickgroup.com