WestView Capital Partners Invests in Mintz Group

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New York, NY

Mintz Group LLC (“Mintz Group” or “the Company”), a leading global investigations firm, today announced an investment by WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on lower middle market growth companies.

Founded in 1994, Mintz Group has conducted over 10,000 investigations in more than 100 countries. Mintz Group’s team of investigators, based in 12 offices around the world, provide clients with expertise, resources and insight to find and analyze hidden business facts. The Company provides a comprehensive range of risk mitigation services focused on due diligence, litigation and anti-corruption investigations. With an untarnished record and a reputation for best-in-class service, Mintz Group has been providing investigative services to corporate decision makers, litigators, financial institutions, executive search professionals and non-profits for two decades.

“We have established our global position by providing our clients with a clear and detailed view of the facts,” said Jim Mintz, Founder and President of Mintz Group. “Our partnership with WestView enables us to pursue our next stage of growth and continue to provide the highest quality services to our clients. In addition, we look forward to benefiting from WestView’s longstanding experience working with high growth companies in the business services sector.”

“We are excited to be partnering with Mintz Group’s management team, which has built a global leader in investigations with an outstanding reputation,” said Rick Williams, Managing Partner at WestView, who will join the Company’s board of directors. “Mintz Group has demonstrated a strong track record of growth and performance over many years, and we look forward to supporting further growth going forward,” Williams noted. “Our investment in Mintz Group continues WestView’s strategy of backing strong management teams with deep sector experience and relationships,” added Tom Reardon, General Partner at WestView, who will also join the Company’s board. “The Company has some exciting opportunities ahead and is well-positioned to capitalize on those.”

GLC Advisors & Co., LLC and Hogan Lovells advised Mintz Group on the transaction. Westview was advised by Latham & Watkins. Senior debt financing was provided by Abacus Finance Group, LLC.

About Mintz Group:
Mintz Group specializes in clarifying complex business and legal matters by finding and analyzing critical facts that concern its clients — before relationships, during disputes and after frauds. Leading corporations and their legal, financial and recruiting advisors trust Mintz Group’s results to stand up to scrutiny by judges, juries, the press and the public. Mintz Group is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Miami, FL; London; Hong Kong; Beijing; Nairobi, Kenya; San José, Costa Rica; and São Paulo, Brazil. To dig deeper, please visit www.mintzgroup.com.

About WestView Capital Partners:
WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on lower middle market growth companies, manages approximately $1 billion in capital across three funds. WestView partners with existing management teams to sponsor majority and minority recapitalizations, growth, and consolidation transactions in a wide range of industries including healthcare services, business and technology services, software, industrial/manufacturing, and consumer/retail. WestView invests in companies with operating profits between $3 million and $20 million with investment sizes ranging from $10 million to $50 million. For more information, please visit www.wvcapital.com.