Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”) is a leading U.S. private equity firm which acquires middle market companies (valued from $200 million to $2 billion). Since its inception in 1987, the Firm has organized nine private equity funds, through which it has raised $10 billion of committed capital. The Firm has completed 81 platform investments and approximately 200 add-on acquisitions, with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $20 billion. Kohlberg invests in companies where it can work in partnership with senior management to identify growth opportunities and implement fundamental operating and strategic changes, resulting in substantial increases in revenue and cash flow. Kohlberg’s use of moderate amounts of debt financing in acquiring companies affords the financial flexibility necessary to attain these corporate objectives. The Firm has been the lead investor and controlling shareholder in all of its fund investments.