R2CP Raises $206 million for Inaugural Junior Capital Fund

Route 2 Capital Partners ("R2CP"), a private investment firm, is pleased to announce the final closing of Route 2 Capital Partners SBIC, L.P. (the "Fund") at $206 million. The Fund completed the final close with support from existing relationships and new commitments from institutional investors, banks, family offices, and high net worth individuals. R2CP was founded in 2017 by a senior team of investment professionals, and the Fund was licensed as a Small Business Investment Company by the U.S. Small Business Administration in May 2018. R2CP continues to be led by partners Scott Kester, Patrick Weston, Jay White, and Spalding White and provides $3 - $15 million of flexible mezzanine debt and equity to lower middle market operating companies.

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Route 2 Capital Partners Welcomes Team Addition

Route 2 Capital Partners ("R2CP"), a private investment firm providing flexible junior capital solutions, welcomes Walter Yarbrough to the team. Walter joins as Senior Analyst and supports the firm by participating in activities including new deal execution, underwriting, and portfolio management. Prior to R2CP, Walter served as an investment banking analyst in Charlotte where he gained experience in financial modeling and valuation analyses, as well as advising on buy and sell-side M&A transactions across the Industrials, Energy, Materials, and Consumer Staples Industries.

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Route 2 Capital Partners Finances Management Buyout of Industrial Services Company

Route 2 Capital Partners (“R2CP”) is pleased to announce the recent closing of its investment supporting the management buyout of an industrial services company (the “Company”) with headquarters and operations in the Atlanta metro area. R2CP provided $14.025 million in subordinated debt and equity to facilitate the purchase of the Company from its founders.

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Route 2 Capital Partners Finances the Purchase of Barton Watch Bands

Route 2 Capital Partners (“R2CP”) is pleased to announce the financing of the buyout of Barton Watch Bands (“Barton” or the “Company”), an eCommerce consumer products company that manufactures and sells interchangeable watch bands for a wide range of traditional and smart watches. R2CP provided debt and equity to help facilitate the purchase of the Company from its current owner / CEO, Scott Herz, who will maintain a significant equity stake in Barton going forward. R2CP invested in Barton alongside private equity sponsor, Altacrest Capital.

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Route 2 Capital Partners Invests in Convert IT Marketing

Route 2 Capital Partners is pleased to announce its participation in the purchase of Convert IT Marketing, LLC (“CIT” or the "Company") alongside Abbey Road Capital (www.abbeyroadcap.com), an operationally-focused private equity firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Route 2 Capital Partners provided subordinated debt and an equity co-invest to finance the transaction. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, CIT (www.convertitmarketing.com) provides outsourced pay-per-click marketing solutions to local law firms and will continue to be led by its founder, Paul Rubenstein.

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Route 2 Capital Partners Selects DealCloud

Route 2 Capital Partners (“R2CP”), a South Carolina-based private investment firm, selects DealCloud. R2CP recently announced the initial closing of Route 2 Capital Partners SBIC, L.P. and is actively pursuing junior capital investments across the southern U.S. R2CP was founded in 2017 by a senior team of investment professionals and is led by Scott Kester, Patrick Weston, Jay White, and Spalding White. R2CP provides $3 – $15 million of flexible mezzanine and equity financing to lower middle market operating companies.

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State’s First SBIC Opens in Greenville

Reprinted from the Upstate Business Journal

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R2CP Receives SBIC License and Actively Seeks New Investments

May 3, 2018 - Greenville, SC - Route 2 Capital Partners ("R2CP"), a private investment firm, is pleased to announce the initial closing of Route 2 Capital Partners SBIC, L.P. (the "Fund") and its licensure as a Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”). R2CP was founded in 2017 by a senior team of investment professionals and is led by Scott Kester, Patrick Weston, Jay White, and Spalding White. R2CP provides $3 - $15 million of flexible mezzanine and equity financing to lower middle market operating companies, primarily in the southern U.S. The firm maintains offices in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina.

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