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Chestnut Hill Partners Announces the Successful Origination and Closing of Two Recent Transactions

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New York, November 13, 2012: Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC (“CHP”), a boutique investment bank specializing in middle market M&A originations and co-investing with our private equity clients, is pleased to announce the successful origination and closing of two middle market M&A transactions.

Chestnut Hill Partners originated the acquisition of certain assets from Maritime Services Corporation (“MSC”) by Affiliates of US Joiner (“US Joiner”). This acquisition will enable US Joiner to further establish its presence in the Pacific Northwest marine marketplace by establishing a regional office with manufacturing capabilities and demonstrates its strong commitment to this region and its customers. CHP worked closely with US Joiner and MSC to facilitate this successfully closed transaction.

Joe Mullen, President of US Joiner, said, “The purchase of these assets from MSC is an excellent addition to US Joiner and a highly complementary fit. We look forward to expanding our presence and capabilities in the Pacific Northwest to better serve our existing customers as well as the broader marine marketplace in this region. In addition, the cruise market expertise that comes with this acquisition will grow our presence in this large and expanding industry sector.”

US Joiner was acquired in June 2011 by J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the maritime, defense, and aerospace sectors.

Chestnut Hill Partners also originated the acquisition of UHCsolutions (“UHC”) by Sentinel Capital Partners (“SCP”). This acquisition will enable SCP to further its stronghold in the healthcare staffing sector by establishing a presence in the Pacific Northwest. CHP worked closely with UHCsolutions and Sentinel Capital Partners to facilitate this successfully closed transaction.

Paul L. Schaye, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners, commenting on the two closings, said “These are additional successful closing for CHP and our private equity partners, continuing what has been a solid year thus far. These closings are another sign of the momentum across the middle market M&A landscape this year. We expect this momentum to continue through the end of the year and set the stage for a strong 2013.”

David Rowley, Managing Director of Chestnut Hill Partners, who led both transactions for the firm, added “The MSC and UHC transactions were a collaborative effort across all parties, leading to two successful outcomes. CHP is pleased to have been able to originate and lead both transactions.”

About Chestnut Hill Partners: Chestnut Hill Partners is an investment banking boutique specializing in merger and acquisition originations and co-investing with private equity investors. CHP is recognized as a leader in providing introductory and advisory services to small and medium size firms and in bringing together buyers and sellers in successful transactions that are mutually beneficial.

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Paul L. Schaye
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Chestnut Hill Partners, LLC
245 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10167