Wynnchurch Capital adds new MD to team

Wynnchurch Capital has appointed Scott Fitch as a managing director. Previously, Fitch worked at Platinum Equity.

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wynnchurch Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, today announced that it is expanding its presence on the West Coast with the addition of Scott Fitch, who has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Fitch is based in Los Angeles and is focused on sourcing new investment opportunities that fit Wynnchurch’s operations-oriented investment approach.

“Wynnchurch’s origination strategy has always been a highly distinguishing factor of our investment model,” said Wynnchurch’s Managing Partner John Hatherly. “We are excited to have Scott join our team and lead our West Coast business development efforts. Los Angeles is the largest manufacturing center in the U.S. and is home to a vibrant M&A market for middle market industrials companies.”

Scott previously spent the last six years in the business development group at Platinum Equity, a $7 billion global investment firm. At Platinum, Scott was responsible for deal origination and managing strategic relationships with corporate sellers and investment banks.

Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Scott worked in the wealth management group of UBS and was a compliance examiner for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). He obtained his B.S. in Business Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara, with Honors, and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Wynnchurch Capital is actively investing from its $1.2 billion Fund IV. In August 2015, Wynnchurch acquired Latham International, a leading manufacturer of packaged and fiberglass pools and automatic safety covers. In October, Wynnchurch invested in Carson Air Ltd., a leading provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services, air cargo services, and flight school training in Western Canada and Gypsum Technologies Inc., a global leader in machinery and systems for the wallboard industry.

ABOUT WYNNCHURCH CAPITAL:
Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois with offices in Toronto, Michigan, Los Angeles and an affiliate in Montreal, was founded in 1999 and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in Canada and the United States that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $2.3 billion of capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs, and restructurings. For more information, please visit: www.wynnchurch.com.