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New York | September 2008
Mezzanine provider continues to build experienced team to invest in middle market businesses
Praesidian Capital Investors, a leading provider of mezzanine capital for small and mid-sized companies, announced today that Jon E. Mansfield has joined the firm as Managing Director. Jon will play a key role with transaction origination, structuring and execution, as well as portfolio management.
“Jon’s credit and fixed income experience working with middle market businesses to build long-term value make him a great fit for our team,” said Jason D. Drattell, Managing Partner of Praesidian. “He is already fully engaged in Praesidian’s activities and we look forward to his continuing contribution.”
Mr. Mansfield joins Praesidian with 14 years of investment banking and portfolio management experience. Most recently, he was a Founding Partner at WP Global Partners, a private equity firm. Previously, he held positions at The Wicks Group where he was involved in the acquisition, financing, strategy and oversight of its investments, and at CMS Companies where he was Senior Investment Manager for a $1.5 billion private equity portfolio. Mr. Mansfield also worked in the distressed debt group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and in Chase Manhattan Bank’s Latin American Corporate Finance Group. He received his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in International Relations from Boston University.
“The team at Praesidian has a stellar reputation providing mezzanine financing to help lower middle market companies achieve their goals,” said Mr. Mansfield. “I am excited to join such a talented group of professionals, help build value in the portfolio, and execute new transactions that fit within Praesidian's proven strategy.”
About Praesidian Capital
Praesidian Capital partners with small and mid-sized businesses, providing private debt capital. With a focus on its core competency in mezzanine financing, Praesidian invests in established, historically profitable companies often in connection with a management/leveraged buyout, recapitalization or refinancing. Based in New York City, Praesidian manages over $400 million in committed capital from leading global financial institutions and ultra high net worth individuals. For more information, visit www.praesidian.com
Media Contact: Dan Jacobs
Broadgate Consultants, LLC
Phone: 212 232 2227
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