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Gridiron Capital Named Best Middle Market Buyout Fund

NEW CANAAN, CT, April 12, 2018 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) has been selected as the 2018 Best Middle Market Buyout Fund by Private Equity Wire.

Gridiron Capital was voted winner of the Best Middle Market Buyout Fund category by the Private Equity Wire readership, in the 2018 Private Equity Wire Global Awards. Thomas A. Burger, Jr., Managing Partner and Co-founder, attended the Private Equity Wire Awards Luncheon in London, UK on February 8, 2018 to receive the award.  Gridiron had a productive year in 2017, announcing their acquisition of a controlling interest in Rough Country, the sale of Ramsey Industries, Inc., the completion of 8 add-on investments across 5 portfolio companies and the completion of dividend recapitalizations at Dent Wizard International, Quality Solutions, Inc. and LeafFilter™.

Gridiron Capital is managed by partners who grew up working in and leading family-owned businesses, have been executives in companies, and have a long track record of success in investing. Tom Burger commented, “Our perspective is unique since we have been in management’s shoes and we appreciate a true partnership approach. We offer valuable strategic and operating support, resources, and best practices to help middle market companies grow.  We understand that a company’s people and culture are critical to success, and we seek to work with owners and management teams who are motivated to build and grow their companies by executing on a shared strategic vision.”

Global Fund Media, Private Equity Wire’s publisher, is a leading targeted digital news publisher serving institutional investors/wealth managers and their investment managers/advisers.  The Private Equity Wire awards are based on a subjective ‘peer review system’ whereby readers– including institutional and high net worth investors as well as managers and other industry professionals at fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians, and advisers – are invited to elect a ‘best in class’, in a series of 49 categories covering the entire private equity space, via an online survey. Readers must include a justification with each nomination, although specific criteria underlying their justification is not required. Justification is based on their industry experience, knowledge, and opinions, which vary. In each category, the firm with the most votes at the end of the voting period is subject to a final review by the Senior Editorial team, who may take into account the nominations and justifications.