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Eureka Equity Partners Welcomes Two New Members to the Team

03/30/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA -

Eureka Equity Partners (“Eureka”) today announced the addition of T.J. Haas and Crystal Tomlinson to its lower middle-market buyout and growth equity team.

T.J. Haas joined Eureka as Director of Business Development and will lead Eureka’s deal origination efforts, bringing over fifteen years of middle market M&A experience working as an investment banker, principal investor and origination professional.  Prior to joining Eureka, T.J. was Director-in-Charge of Transaction Advisory Services at Fesnak, LLP, a leading regional accounting firm, providing financial due diligence services to middle market buyers and sellers. Prior to Fesnak, he provided outsourced sourcing and origination services to private equity clients with Private Capital Research LLC.  Previously, T.J. served as Director of Acquisitions for Alliance Holdings, Inc., an employee-owned holding company investing in a diversified portfolio of operating companies, and also worked as an investment banker in the Special Situations Group at National City Investment Banking (formerly SSG Capital Advisors) and at Berwind Financial, L.P.  T.J. has a BS from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Crystal Tomlinson joined Eureka as Manager of Fund Administration and is responsible for investor correspondence and reporting, marketing initiatives, and all external firm communications, in addition to overseeing all of Eureka’s administrative functions including human resources and office management.  Prior to joining Eureka, Crystal was an Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Spire Capital Management, a middle market private equity firm. Previously, Crystal worked as an Operations Manager for Caledonian Global Financial Services in multiple global offices.  Crystal received a BS in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University.

“We are very excited to continue our growth with the addition of T.J. and Crystal to our outreach efforts to deal professionals and our current and prospective investors,” said Chris Hanssens, Managing Partner of Eureka Equity Partners. “We have known T.J. for many years and are confident that his understanding of our investment strategy and approach, his direct deal experience, and his sourcing relationships will be great assets to the firm.  We are also confident that Crystal’s private equity and operations management experience will enhance our investor relations program.  We look forward to each of T.J.’s and Crystal’s contributions to the firm and our efforts to provide superior returns to our investors.”

About Eureka Equity Partners
Eureka Equity Partners is a private equity firm targeting niche market leaders with up to $100 million in revenue across industry segments in which Eureka brings significant experience and operating resources, including business services, health care services, specialty manufacturing and consumer products. Eureka focuses on partnering with proven managers to drive the growth of promising companies into outstanding enterprises. Eureka leads buyouts that bring significant ownership to the operators driving the success of the business. With this core principle that aligns the interests of our operators and our investors, Eureka is also experienced and comfortable effecting minority recapitalizations with flexible investment structures designed to uniquely meet the needs of the company, its management team and other shareholders. More information about Eureka Equity Partners can be found at www.eurekaequity.com.