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GH&F Advises Environmental Planning Group, LLC on its Sale to McCarthy Capital

Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC is pleased to announce the completion of an investment by McCarthy Capital Fund V in Environmental Planning Group, LLC (EPG).  McCarthy’s experience with professional services firms and partnership focus will support EPG in strengthening its dominant position in environmental consulting services throughout the Western U.S. and provides a strong foundation for the EPG team to enhance its service offerings and expand geographically.

“This transaction, structured as an equity recapitalization, was a win-win for all parties involved as all current EPG shareholders reinvested a substantial portion of their proceeds alongside McCarthy, and several other senior managers were given the opportunity to buy equity in the transaction,” said Paul Jevnick, Managing Director at GH&F.  “EPG is the preeminent brand in its market and we look forward to working with our management partners to grow EPG’s presence,” said Patrick Duffy, Managing Partner at McCarthy.

GH&F Principal, Matt Greeson, stated, “The sale of EPG to McCarthy is the second Arizona transaction GH&F has completed in the past six month, further bolstering momentum in the regional M&A market.”

About Environmental Planning Group, LLC

EBG is a Phoenix based interdisciplinary environmental planning and design firm that places responsibility, integrity, and the balance of human, natural, and cultural resources at the forefront of project development and resource management.  EPG’s primary goal is to exceed the expectations of its clients and to manage projects from initial planning through construction and implementation.  EPG provides responsive services that incorporate and interdisciplinary approach to environmental planning and integrate the firm’s capabilities in design and information technologies.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Capital Fund V is managed by McCarthy Partners Management, LLC, an affiliated RIA of McCarthy Capital (“McCarthy”).  McCarthy is an Omaha-based private equity firm focused exclusively on lower middle-market companies.  For more than 25 years, the McCarthy organization has been partnering with founders, families and exceptional management teams to support the growth of their companies.  For more information about McCarthy, please visit www.mccarthycapital.com.

About Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC

Greene Holcomb & Fisher, with offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle and Atlanta, is an investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory services for the middle market.  At GH&F, we blend our experience from nationally prominent investment banks, New York Stock Exchange-listed companies and leading law firms with senior-level attention and entrepreneurial ingenuity to deliver creative services to high quality companies.

We thank you for your continued support.  To learn more about our practice, please visit our website at www.ghf.net or call us at 612-904-5700.