Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Announces the Opening of Its Office in London, England

By Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, PRNE
Monday, April 11, 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, California, April 12, 2011 - Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a Los Angeles-based private
equity firm, announces its international expansion with the opening of its
London, England office. The office will be managed by John P. Romney,
Managing Director and current head of LLCP's Dallas, Texas office. Mr. Romney
has relocated to London and will lead the firm's European structured equity
originations efforts.

According to Lauren B. Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP, "This is a
significant step forward for our firm. We have studied the European
investment landscape carefully and believe that our structured equity
investment approach will be very well received by European middle market
companies. Our expansion will allow LLCP to provide its differentiated
investment strategy to owners and senior management teams of European middle
market companies. Many of our US and European limited partners have expressed
their strong support for this effort. John is a trusted and experienced
member of our firm and we are confident in his leadership of this important

Mr. Romney joined LLCP in October 2004 and successfully established the
firm's first office outside of Los Angeles, California. He is a senior member
of the Originations Group, has been involved in numerous transactions and
assisted in the development of the firm's Chicago and New York investment
offices. He previously worked for HFBE, Inc., a Houston-based valuation and
investment banking firm, opening their Dallas office in 2003. From 1991 to
2003, Mr. Romney was with Ernst & Young, LLP as a Managing Director and
Partner in the Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and Restructuring Advisory
practices. Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Romney spent ten years in the areas of
commercial banking and subordinated debt and equity investments. Mr. Romney
earned an MBA from Arizona State University in 1981 and a BS in Business
Management from Brigham Young University in 1979.

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based
investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional
investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and
leveraged loan funds. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London,
Dallas and Chicago. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine
Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Deep
Value Fund, L.P., and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P. For
more information about Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, please visit

John P. Romney, Managing Director of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Inc., Office, +44-(0)20-7166-6420, Fax, +44-(0)20-7166-6421, UK Mobile, +44-(0)7526-454-470, US Mobile, +1-817-247-8141, jromney at llcp.com

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