Daily News: March 1, 2012

McGovern Joins McCarthy Capital as Principal

McCarthy Capital Corporation, a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Omaha, NE, announced that Michael McGovern has joined the firm as a principal. He will be based in McCarthy’s Boston office. His primary responsibilities will include sourcing, evaluating and structuring investments, and managing portfolio companies.

Before joining McCarthy, McGovern was a partner at Wincove Capital, a lower middle-market private equity firm, which he co-founded in 2008. Previously, he was a partner at Hampshire Equity Partners, a NY-based private equity firm where he spent ten years, and which had approximately $900 million under management. McGovern has served in a Board capacity for numerous privately held companies, and began his career in the investment banking group at Alex. Brown.

Bob Emmert, co-managing partner of McCarthy, commented, “Mike is a valuable addition to our team. He has led numerous successful investments for both of his prior firms, sourced transactions in the Midwest, and has extensive experience in building value through strong partnerships with middle-market management teams. We are thrilled to welcome Mike to our team of investment professionals.”

Based in Omaha, NE, McCarthy Capital is a private equity firm focused exclusively on middle-market companies.