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Pritzker Group grows team on back of “aggressive” investment strategy

16 Oct 2012

US mid-market firm The Pritzker Group has added two investment professionals as part of its plan to deploy additional capital in its private equity investing activities, which target middle-market companies in manufactured products, healthcare and services.

Matt Bowman has joined as a vice president, with responsibility to source and acquire middle-market services companies. Bowman was previously a principal at Austin Ventures, where he spent nine years focused on growth and equity buyout transactions in a broad range of business services industries.

The Pritzker Group, representing the interests of Tony and JB Pritzker, said it intends to increase its investing activities, which remain focused on family- or entrepreneur-owned companies that lead their markets or sub-sectors.

Other recent notable hires include Paul Carbone, who formerly built and led the private equity group for Robert W Baird and Co.

“The Pritzker Group is scaling its investment team to execute our growth plans in the years ahead,” Carbone said. “To do that, we’re looking to add to the team talented investment and operations professionals who share our focus on long-term growth and value creation.”

The Pritzker Group also announced that Jeff Verde has joined the team as an associate. He was previously an investment banking analyst at Robert W Baird.

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