Dec 14, 2011

High Road Capital Partners Named 2011 Private Equity Firm of the Year

High Road Capital Partners ("") today announced that the company was named 2011 Private Equity Firm of the Year in the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The M&A Advisor Awards honor excellence in deal making.

High Road’s Director of Business Development, Richard Prestegaard accepted the award on the firm’s behalf at a gala on December 13, 2011, at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

“We are honored to be recognized by our colleagues and peers with this prestigious award,” said Fitzsimmons. “To achieve such a high honor so early in the firm’s existence speaks to the commitment of our deal teams and their dedication to value creation and building market leading companies.”

High Road Capital was selected as the winner from a group of eight finalists. An independent panel of industry experts judged the awards.

High Road has completed 15 transactions – eight platform investments and seven add-on acquisitions – over the past three and one-half years for its debut fund, High Road Capital Partners Fund I, LP, most recently completing its platform acquisition of Handi Quilter, Inc. in November.

For further information, please contact Bob Fitzsimmons of High Road Capital Partners at (212) 554-3265.

High Road Capital Partners

High Road Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on smaller middle market transactions. High Road was formed in 2007 and currently manages over $150 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, with the expectation of doubling or tripling EBITDA during the course of its ownership through a combination of organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions. More information on High Road may be found on its website,

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