Bregal Partners Announces Investment in OmniForce Leading Middle Market Private Equity Firm Invests in Top Athletic Event Production Company

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Private investment firm Bregal Partners announced today that it has made an investment in OmniForce LLC in partnership with OmniForce's management team and founder.

Los Angeles-based OmniForce is one of the leading athletic event production companies in the world.  The Company offers its clients a unique turnkey solution for delivering world-class athletic fundraising events that consistently raise millions of dollars.  Its services include participant marketing and event publicity, participant training and fundraising support, sponsorship sales, and event planning and logistics.  In 2013, nearly 50,000 people will participate in OmniForce's events.  Such events include two-day bike rides and walks, 10 km runs, and obstacle course challenges. 

"We are very pleased to partner with a proven and highly successful management team in expanding OmniForce's collection of events around the world," said Robert Bergmann, managing partner and co-founder of Bregal Partners. "OmniForce produces blockbuster events that are unmatched in the industry and we are excited about the growth potential that lies ahead."

"We are extremely pleased to be joining forces with Bregal," said Brian Pendleton OmniForce founder and CEO.  "They bring global resources, financial sophistication and tremendous experience in helping companies like ours advance to the next level.  Their support puts OmniForce on a clear path to expand geographies, add events and make strategic acquisitions."

About OmniForce
OmniForce, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of athletic events.  The Company provides unparalleled service to its clients and a consistent high-quality experience for its participants.  In 2013, nearly 50,000 people will participate in one of its events.  OmniForce has raised more than $600 million for its clients, which include numerous leading hospitals and medical research organizations, since its inception in 2002.  

About Bregal Partners
Bregal Partners is a private investment firm that partners with management teams to build industry leading companies in the middle market.  Areas of focus include healthcare services, energy services, consumer products & services, food & beverage, and retail & restaurants.  The firm operates as the investing arm for Cofra Holding AG, a family holding company with a history dating back to 1841.  With $500 million in committed capital, Bregal is one of several dedicated funds under the Bregal Investments umbrella, which has invested or committed over $9 billion since 2002.  For more information on Bregal Partners, visit www.bregalpartners.com.

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