LLCP Announces Key Firm Promotions

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, today announced that Josh Kaufman has been named a Partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2024. Josh will also continue in his role as the Head of the firm’s European business.

LLCP also announced the promotions of seven members of its Investment Management and Originations teams:

  • Debbie Habib, Michael Knapp, and Adam McKean have been promoted to Managing Director.
  • Jay Berajwala has been promoted to Director.
  • Oliver Demaine, Zak Ibnatik, and Cole Sterrett have been promoted to Senior Associate.

We are thrilled to welcome Josh Kaufman to the partnership,” commented LLCP Managing Partner Mike Weinberg. “Josh has played a key role in leading and growing LLCP’s European platform and has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership skills managing the European Investment Team. We look forward to his continued contributions and success.”

Matthew Frankel, Managing Partner of LLCP, added, “We are pleased to congratulate Debbie, Michael, Adam, Jay, Zak, Cole, and Oliver on their well-deserved promotions. As we celebrate another outstanding year at LLCP, we are proud to recognize their hard work and appreciate the meaningful impact these talented individuals will continue to make in our firm’s success.”

Full bios of the professionals being promoted can be viewed here:


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