O2 Investment Partners Announces Promotions

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--O2 Investment Partners (www.o2investment.com) is excited to announce the promotions of Luke Plumpton to Managing Partner, Joe Vallee to Partner, Jimmy Frye to Vice President, and Michael Cotant to Vice President.

Luke Plumpton announced the promotions of Vallee, Frye and Cotant: "Joe, Jimmy and Mike's expertise in assessing investment opportunities and partnering with our portfolio companies have enhanced O2's established success in the lower-middle market private equity industry. The past couple of years with COVID has been tricky at times but we've only become more focused and disciplined in our approach. Joe, Jimmy and Mike are excellent examples of O2's focus on honoring the entrepreneur and embracing the O2 philosophy of partnering with family/founder owned businesses in a constructive and unique way. We're incredibly proud of them and look forward to their continued contributions to the firm as we expand our presence in the industry."

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In addition to these promotions, Luke Plumpton will join Todd Fink as a Managing Partner of the firm. Mr. Fink added, "Luke's contributions to O2 over the past decade, as a partner, leader and friend, have been instrumental in developing and growing our team, our partnerships with management, and creating value for our investors. This merely solidifies the leadership that Luke has shown for many years as we continue to execute our plan to grow and evolve O2 as a leader in lower middle-market private equity."

These promotions follow a record-breaking year for O2, with the closing of ten acquisitions, four exits and the addition of three new members to the team. O2 is eager to build on this success throughout 2022.

About O2 Investment Partners
O2 Investment Partners is a Midwest-based private equity firm that seeks to acquire majority interests in lower middle market B2B services, technology, and niche industrial companies. The Firm invests in businesses with earnings growth potential and a clear path to the creation of shareholder value. Additional information is available at www.o2investment.com.

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Luke K. Plumpton
O2 Investment Partners, LLC

Todd M. Fink
O2 Investment Partners, LLC
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