TRANSOM CAPITAL GROUP PROMOTES JUSTIN GILSON TO VICE PRESIDENT

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(Los Angeles, May 1st, 2018) Transom Capital Group (“Transom”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Gilson to Vice President. The promotion follows the successful closing of Transom Capital’s third fund, Transom Capital Fund III, LP with $300 million of capital commitments.

Justin joined Transom in 2015 and is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, completing due diligence, executing transactions, and monitoring the firm’s portfolio companies. As a key member of the investment team, Justin was instrumental in the firm’s acquisitions of AT Cross Company, American Driveline Systems and HeathZenith in addition to the divestiture of the Outdoor Division of Bravo Sports.

“Justin has been a valuable asset to our firm and has played an instrumental role in evaluating and executing on our M&A transactions. His down-to-earth, roll-up your sleeves approach has been a great cultural fit for Transom. We look forward to him taking on greater responsibility at the firm in his position as Vice President,” said James Oh, Partner at Transom.

Prior to Transom, Justin was an Associate at The Compass Group, a middle market private equity firm, and an analyst at UBS Investment Bank in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group. He earned his MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.

About Transom Capital Group

Transom (www.transomcap.com) is a leading operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm’s functional pattern recognition, access to capital, and proven ARMOR℠ Value Creation Process combine with management’s industry expertise to create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, cultural transformation and overall distinctive outcomes. Transom is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Seattle, Washington.