ST. LOUIS — March 23, 2009 — Forsyth Capital Investors LLC, a St. Louis‐based investment firm, has announced the addition of Ryan Gable as co‐founder and Managing Director. Gable joins Chet Walker and Kyle Chapman as the third member of the Forsyth Capital Investors leadership team and will be based in St. Louis. He joins Forsyth Capital Investors from Banc of America Capital Investors, Bank of America’s private equity division with more than $2 billion under management.
“Forsyth Capital Investors has a unique investing model that combines the best of traditional private equity practices with deep operational expertise, which I find very compelling,” Gable explained. “This, combined with joining Chet and Kyle with whom I have worked with for nearly 10 years, and the support of a strong operating partner, is an extraordinary opportunity.”
“Kyle and I are extremely pleased to have Ryan join Forsyth Capital Investors as we have worked with Ryan for a number of years and already have the trust built within the team that usually takes years to fully develop in a new partnership,” explained Chet Walker, Senior Managing Director of Forsyth Capital Investors. “We are very excited to have our senior team in place for our first fund and are now fully prepared to find our first platform investment.”
Forsyth Capital Investors is a $100 million fund founded earlier this year to invest in small‐ to middle‐market private companies in the U.S. In addition to providing private equity expertise, Forsyth Capital Investors has formed a strategic partnership with Barry‐Wehmiller Companies, Inc. (www.barry‐wehmiller.com), a global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions, to leverage its operating experience for the benefit of the portfolio companies of Forsyth Capital Investors.
Forsyth Capital Investors will focus on investing in small‐ to middle‐market companies that have EBITDA in the range of $5 million to $10 million, and will be making equity investments of $10 million to $30 million for majority ownership positions. The firm has a high degree of interest in the industrials, financial services, specialty distribution and business services sectors, and will pursue opportunities in other segments on a more opportunistic basis. For more information on Forsyth Capital Investors, please visit the website: www.forsythcapital.com.