Daily News: January 5, 2012

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Promotes Two to General Partners

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that Kimberly Pollack and Aaron Perlmutter have been promoted to general partners of the firm. Pollack and Perlmutter join the current general partners of LLCP: Lauren Leichtman, Arthur Levine, Robert Poletti, Steven Hartman and Stephen Hogan.

Pollack joined LLCP in 2001, bringing broad experience in analyzing new deal opportunities, business plan reviews and financial analysis on middle market companies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several LLCP portfolio companies including Global Franchise Group, Pacific World Corporation and InterDent. Prior to joining LLCP, Pollack worked at Allied Capital Corporation and First Chicago Corporation.

Perlmutter joined LLCP in 2003, bringing extensive expertise in analyzing middle market investments, business due diligence and post-investment monitoring. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several LLCP portfolio companies including Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Luminator Technology Group and Werner Ladder. Prior to LLCP, Perlmutter worked at One Equity Partners.

“Kimberly and Aaron are the first two investment professionals we have promoted to general partner in more than ten years. They have been invaluable members of the LLCP team. We are pleased to include them as general partners of the firm,” said Lauren Leichtman, LLCP’s co-founder. “Their insightful investment decisions and their expertise in managing a team of investment professionals have meaningfully contributed to the success of LLCP.”

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an investment firm that manages approximately $5. billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds.