Levine Leichtman Capital Hires John O'Neill as Managing Director

Apr 16 2015 | 1:10am ET

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based  private equity firm announced that John O'Neill has joined the firm to lead its London office as a managing director. 

O'Neill will lead the firm's efforts in investment opportunities throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Since opening its London office, LLCP has seen considerable success, completing its investment in Mander Portman Woodward, an independent schools business, during 2012 and recently backing the management team in the purchase of CJ Fallon, an educational content business.

"We are very excited to have John join our firm. He is an important hire to continue the development of LLCP in the UK and Ireland. John's considerable investment experience and contacts will be a significant benefit to our investment strategy in these markets," said Lauren B. Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP "We look to build on the considerable momentum the firm has generated in Europe in the past three years."

O'Neill will be a member of the Structured Equity team. He participates in the origination of investment opportunities, investment due diligence and portfolio management. 

Prior to joining LLCP, he was a partner at Graphite Capital, where he worked for 12 years. Mr. O'Neill's previous experience was at Hawkpoint Partners and Deloitte. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Accounting degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland.

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