Birmingham, Alabama 15 February 2011 – Kirchner Private Capital Group (KPCG) is pleased to announce that Dan Janick has joined the group as a Managing Director in its Mergers & Acquisitions practice, further broadening and deepening the team and our presence in the United States.

Dan has 20 years of operating, investment and transaction experience in middle market businesses, serving as executive, board member, investor, fund manager and advisor.  He has completed dozens of financing, acquisition, divestiture, and private equity transactions across a wide range of industries, including consumer, information services, industrial and distribution/logistics.

“We are pleased to add the talent and experience of Dan to the team.  Dan’s private equity and transactional background will nicely complement our growing M&A team.” stated Bud Kirchner, Chairman and Founder of KPCG.

“KPCG has a long history of success leveraging the operating expertise of its team to build and monetize value in small to mid-size companies for investors and executives.  The firm’s relationships and capabilities make it a unique partner for businesses faced with strategic challenges or opportunities.  I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and success.” commented Dan.

Most recently, Dan served as President and CEO of a private equity-backed industrial packaging supplier, where he led the company’s expansion into new markets and managed the business successfully through the recent recession.  Previously, Dan played a lead role in developing a private equity investment practice within the corporate holding company of the Ray Hunt family of Dallas, Texas, where he managed investments in operating companies and investment partnerships on behalf of the family and other institutional investors.

Prior to his experience with Hunt, Dan advised public and private companies on corporate finance and M&A transactions, while serving at Credit Suisse First Boston and Dean Witter Reynolds and as a founder of a boutique investment banking firm.  Dan’s track record during this period includes numerous growth capital transactions for high growth companies, from early stage expansion capital to IPOs.

About Kirchner Private Capital Group www.kirchnergroup.com

Kirchner Private Capital Group is patterned after the original model for a merchant bank. Our team is comprised of successful business people who now apply their operational, transactional and investment experience to the unique needs of early- and mid-stage companies and their investors. We pride ourselves in both the quality and quantity of the long-term relationships we have built over the last 25+ years.

For inquiries, please contact:
Andy Agrawal,
Managing Partner
(803) 548-1300
aagrawal@kirchnergroup.com

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