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Rift Valley Equity Partners Announces Closing of Private Investment Fund

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SOURCE Rift Valley Equity Partners, LLC

NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rift Valley Equity Partners, LLC ("Rift Valley") announced today the closing of its private investment fund.

Rift Valley is a middle market private investment firm with a focus on the consumer products & services, retail and industrial products & services sectors. Rift Valley has a long-term investment horizon, with a strategy centered on growing businesses and building value over time. Rift Valley was founded by David Caputo, who previously served as a Director in the Leveraged Finance group with RBC Capital Markets in New York.

"We are thrilled with the strong support we received during marketing, and are excited to be partnering with a group of world class investors," said David Caputo, Rift Valley's Managing Partner. "The successful close supports our differentiated investment strategy and approach."

Rift Valley also announced the appointment of two new Partners, Oliver Ong and Mark Woolgar. Oliver most recently served as a Vice President with Medley Capital in New York, a credit-focused investment firm. In addition to his role with Rift Valley, Mark is a corporate lawyer and Senior Partner with Woolgar VanWiechen Ketcheson Ducoffe LLP where he focuses on private M&A transactions. "Oliver and Mark each bring unique skills to Rift Valley, and will add significant value to the investment process," said David Caputo.

Investors in Rift Valley include financial institutions, investment funds and individual investors from across North America, in addition to Rift Valley's partners.

About Rift Valley

Rift Valley is a middle market private investment firm with a focus on the consumer products & services, retail and industrial products & services sectors. Rift Valley has a long-term investment horizon, with a strategy centered on growing businesses and building value over time. Rift Valley's partners collectively have over 40 years of professional experience in the fields of investment banking, principal investing and corporate law.

For more information please visit www.riftvalleyequity.com.

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