Former teammate brings a breadth of expertise closing complex transactions.

CHICAGO, IL and BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — April 18, 2018 — Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce the addition of Arun Laxmanan as a Principal in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Arun will focus on identifying and executing transactions involving lower middle market industrial businesses. Arun worked with Center Rock Partners, Ian Kirson and Terry Theodore, from 2012 to 2017. Arun started his career as an Analyst with Moelis & Company in New York.

“Arun brings extensive experience executing complex transactions in the lower middle market where we continue to see significant opportunities” said Ian Kirson, Center Rock Partner. “He is an extremely thoughtful and creative investor and I am excited to have him on our team.”

“Arun’s strong analytical skills and commitment to getting tough deals done makes him a great addition to our team,” added Center Rock Partner Terry Theodore. “His beliefs and values align very well with Center Rock and I am pleased he is joining us.”

Arun earned a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan.

About Center Rock Capital Partners

Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies.