Kevin Yamashita Receives 40 Under 40 Award Bertram Capital Partner Recognized as a Leading Dealmaker by The M&A Advisor

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Yamashita, Partner at Bertram Capital, has been recognized by The M&A Advisor as a winner in its annual "40 Under 40" award program.  Kevin was honored at a black tie awards gala at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 26.  The M&A Advisor's 40 Under 40 Award Program recognizes leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success in the industry while still under the age of 40.  The winners were selected by an independent committee comprised of business leaders from the mergers and acquisitions industry.

As a Partner at Bertram Capital, Kevin oversees all investments in the Industrial and Manufacturing sectors.  Since joining Bertram Capital in May 2007, Kevin has completed three platform and four add-on acquisitions.  The three platform company investments are Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), TydenBrooks and Extrusion Dies Industries.  Kevin sits on the Board of Directors for all three companies.  Kevin's work with PDI has resulted in the business more than quadrupling revenue and EBITDA in less than four years, and his involvement in TydenBrooks has contributed to the company doubling EBITDA in less than two years.

"The Bertram Capital team is extremely proud that Kevin has been recognized for his success and leadership in our industry," said Jeff Drazan, Managing Partner.  "Kevin's savvy dealmaking and strategic vision have supported Bertram Capital's ascent to top decile performance in the middle market.  Kevin is a true team player and we are grateful he is an integral part of our firm."

Prior to Bertram Capital, Kevin worked for TPG Capital, participating in notable transactions for Burger King, Petco, and Beringer Wine.  Kevin also worked at private equity firms Calera Capital and Yucaipa Companies, and began his career in investment banking for Salomon Smith Barney.  He graduated summa cum laude from UCLA.

In addition to his busy work schedule, Kevin is an active member of Cornerstone Fellowship and has been involved with the Orphans of Rwanda, Worldvision, Rohi Children's Organization, Children's Hospital, and The American Cancer Society.

About Bertram Capital

Bertram Capital is a private equity investment firm with more than $850 million in capital under management.   Founded in 2006, Bertram Capital's mission is to build value for equity holders, employees, customers, and partners by helping already profitable companies realize their full potential.  Visit www.bertramcapital.com for more information.  

SOURCE Bertram Capital



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