Jun 30, 2014

High Road Capital Partners' Crown Group Transaction Wins Business Services Deal of the Year Award

High Road Capital Partners ("www.highroadcap.com") today announced that the firm’s May 2013 acquisition of The Crown Group was named Business Services Deal of the Year (under $50 million) at the Fourth Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards Gala, held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The awards, presented by the M&A Advisor and ACG New York, recognize outstanding achievements in middle-market deal making.

High Road’s Managing Partner, Robert Fitzsimmons, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf. “We are honored to be recognized by the industry for our efforts,” said Fitzsimmons. “Our team remains focused on executing our strategy of buying niche leaders and working with management to build them into bigger, qualitatively better businesses.”

In addition, High Road Capital Partners was a finalist in several other categories:

  • Private Equity Firm of the Year
  • Overall Deal of the Year (under $50 million) and Consumer Deal of the Year (under $50 million) for the acquisition of General Tools & Instruments
  • Leveraged Buyout of the Year By Financial Buyer (under $50 million) for the acquisition of The Crown Group


An independent body of experts representing a cross-section of the middle-market industry selected the winners.

High Road shares recognition for The Crown Group acquisition with Charter Oak Equity, U.S. Bank, Babson Capital Management, Quarton Partners, Crowe Horwath and Thompson Hine, all participants in the transaction.

For further information, please contact Bob Fitzsimmons at (212) 554-3265.

High Road Capital Partners

High Road Capital Partners (www.highroadcap.com) is a private equity firm focused on smaller middle-market transactions. High Road was formed in 2007 and currently manages over $470 million of committed capital. High Road focuses on niche-leading companies with revenues of $10 million to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 million to $10 million. Once acquired, High Road works in partnership with management to take the companies to the next level through a combination of organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions. High Road has completed 31 transactions, comprising 29 acquisitions – 12 platform investments, 17 add-on acquisitions – and two exits since its founding in 2007.

The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor (www.maadvisor.com) was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past sixteen years, the firm has established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Today, it has the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services.

ACG New York

ACG® New York, Inc. (www.acgnyc.org), the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals. Each year over 8,000 professionals participate in ACG New York's 70+ networking and educational events in New York City and Westchester and on Long Island.

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