Equity Capital
for Buyouts and Special Situations

About Forest Hill Partners

Forest Hill makes equity investments in middle market companies throughout the United States. We specialize in partnering with management teams to facilitate corporate spin-offs, turnarounds, family succession transactions, recapitalizations, buy-and-build strategies and management buyouts.

We invest in companies with the potential for significant future revenue and cash flow growth. We look for exceptional management teams to be in-place or we will bring them in as part of the transaction.

FHP’s goal is to realize superior rates of return through long-term capital gains. Transaction opportunities are handled promptly and in strict confidence. We are generally the majority investor in our portfolio companies. Management invests with us in every transaction and is strongly incented via an ownership stake in the company.

John Carretta

Prior to founding Forest Hill Partners, John was a Principal with Monument Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in Indianapolis.

Prior to Monument, John worked for Warrior (now called Cutfield, Freeman and Company), a London-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm providing corporate finance advisory services to companies in the mining, metals processing and industrial minerals industries. Prior to Warrior, John worked in Chicago for Bank of America as an Associate in both their Corporate Finance Group and in GEI-Europe, a private equity group focused on making direct equity investments in European companies. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, John worked in New York for Goldman Sachs & Co. as a Financial Analyst.

John holds an MBA from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Sullivan

Prior to founding Forest Hill Partners, Mike was the co-founder of Hornet Capital, a private holding company focused on acquiring small to middle market companies experiencing operational and/or financial problems.

Prior to Hornet Mike served as vice president of ABN AMRO Capital (USA) Inc., the North American private equity unit of ABN AMRO Bank. At ABN AMRO, Mike worked with management teams to arrange buyout transactions and was responsible for investing the institution's $100 million private equity fund.

Mike was also formerly a member of ABN AMRO's Acquisition Finance Group, providing bank financing and advisory services for M&A transactions. Collectively, the group managed a portfolio of more than $ 4 billion in highly leveraged, acquisition-related loans.

Mike holds an MBA from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

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