Industry Veteran Joins BerchWood Partners

New York – BerchWood Partners, a leading global private equity placement agent, is pleased to announce the addition of L. Charles Bartz as a partner. Charlie brings over 30 years of institutional investment experience to BerchWood.

Prior to joining BerchWood, Charlie spent 11 years at C.P. Eaton Partners, where he oversaw the firm's new business and origination efforts. He worked with a broad range of domestic and international investment strategies and products, including private equity / buyouts, venture capital, mezzanine, distressed debt, infrastructure and real estate.

"We welcome the addition of such an outstanding private equity professional as Charlie to our team," said Dave Berchenbriter, Managing Partner of BerchWood, who is based in New York. "His extensive institutional and private equity relationships will be invaluable to helping us continue to generate high-quality new business prospects.

Charlie said, "I am thrilled to join BerchWood Partners. The firm has an outstanding reputation in the marketplace due to its clearly differentiated strategy, taking on only a select few high-quality mandates each year. In a challenging market environment I am confident that BerchWood's focus will ensure the success of each of its clients."

The first ten years of Charlie's investment career were spent as the lead pension investment officer at The Pillsbury Company and the Continental Can Company. He then moved to a marketing role and represented a variety of international and domestic products at Posthorn Global Asset Management, Creditanstalt Global Asset Management and Washington Square Capital. Charlie received his BA from Macalester College, his JD from the William Mitchell College of Law and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He holds his series 7, 63, and 24 licenses.

In the past twelve months, BerchWood has added four private equity professionals to its London and New York offices, bringing the total number to 14. The firm looks to further its expansion, including the establishment of an office in Asia.

About BerchWood Partners

Founded in 2000 by David W. Berchenbriter and Charles K. Woodworth, BerchWood Partners is a global private equity placement agent with offices in New York, London, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. BerchWood's 14 professionals have raised over 50 funds valued at over US$30 billion from investors around the world for North American, European and Asian fund managers focused primarily on buyout, venture and secondary strategies. The firm's success is predicated on fund selectivity, full-team involvement and long-term relationships with the most active private equity investors from around the world. The firm has an outstanding reputation with investors for originating high-quality assignments, which, in turn, provides its clients with better access to institutional capital.

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