GREENWICH, CT, March 1, 2007 - Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm that applies an operational approach to building middle-market companies, today announced that it has completed raising additional capital for Littlejohn Fund III with total capital commitments of $850 million. The Fund's broader mandate can now take advantage of all opportunities resulting from corporate change.
"We have the flexibility to invest in a greater variety of opportunities," said Angus Littlejohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Littlejohn & Co. "In addition to our traditional approach we can also take advantage of opportunities which do not necessarily result in control. This broader mandate allows us to continue to generate superior returns for our investors."
Littlejohn Fund III was completed in 2005 with capital commitments of $650 million. In 2006, the firm received approval from its Limited Partners to amend the terms of the fund to broaden its investment mandate.
About Littlejohn & Co., LLC
Founded in 1996, Littlejohn & Co., LLC is a control-oriented private equity firm seeking middle-market investment opportunities that are undergoing a fundamental change in capital structure, strategy, or operations and that can benefit from its hands-on approach. The firm is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.littlejohnllc.com, or Littlejohn can be reached at 203-552-3500.