Littlejohn & Co. has strengthened its special situations and private equity investment teams with the hirings of Beth Pollack and Thomas Bennet, who have joined the firm as Vice Presidents, and Bart Stout, who has been promoted to Vice President. Ms. Pollack and Mr. Stout are part of Littlejohn’s special situations team and Mr. Bennet is a member of the private equity team.
“We are excited to welcome Beth to Littlejohn and are pleased to recognize Bart’s contributions to the firm through this promotion,” said Michael Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Littlejohn. “Tom’s decision to rejoin our firm is a testament to the positive environment, world-class team and unique culture we have created at Littlejohn, and we are glad to have him back.”
Mr.Bennet began his career with Littlejohn in 2011 and rejoins the firm, having spent time recently as Managing Partner for ScenarioTwo, an independent investment firm. He holds a BA from Georgetown University.
Ms.Pollack was previously at Marble Ridge Capital, an opportunistic investor in distressed situations where she focused on cross capital structure idea generation and analysis with an emphasis on portfolio construction and risk management. Earlier in her career she was at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a middle market-focused fund, and spent 2006 through 2013 at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University.
Mr.Stout joined Littlejohn in 2011 in the private equity group as an Associate and moved to the special situations team as a Senior Associate. Previously, he served as an Analyst at Harris Williams & Co. in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Stout holds a BS from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Littlejohn makes control and non-control investments in middle-market companies that are undergoing a fundamental change in capital structure, strategy, operations or growth. The firm invests from $50 million to $150 million of equity in middle-market companies that have annual revenues of $100 million to $800 million. Littlejohn invests across a range of industries and acquires manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. The firm is currently investing from Littlejohn Fund V which has $2 billion in capital commitments. Littlejohn is based in Greenwich, CT (www.littlejohnllc.com).