Charlotte, NC, February 1, 2022 – Churchill Asset Management (“Churchill”) today announced a direct investment in support of Sentinel Capital Partners in their recapitalization of UBEO Business Services (“UBEO” or the “Company”). UBEO is a national provider of printer, copier, and other office equipment sales and services. The Company operates a stable, recurring business model with contractual revenue streams and a diversified customer base. In a fragmented marketplace with few scaled providers, UBEO has positioned itself as a consolidator of choice with a successful history of growth through M&A.
“UBEO is a market-leading printer dealer and aftermarket services provider with strong differentiating factors including service quality, breadth of service offering and scale,” said Michael Chiulli, a Principal on Churchill’s Private Equity & Junior Capital team. “With a proven ability to drive both organic and inorganic growth, we see significant opportunity in this partnership with Sentinel Capital Partners.”
This represents the ninth transaction Churchill’s Private Equity & Junior Capital team has completed in support of Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market businesses in North America.
About Churchill Asset Management LLC
Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $37 billion of committed capital, Churchill provides first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 100 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at www.churchillam.com.
About Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners (“Sentinel” or the “Firm”) is one of the nation’s leading lower middle market private equity firms. Sentinel invests in management buyouts, acquisitions of family businesses, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and going-private transactions in the United States and Canada. The Firm also invests in special situations, including balance sheet restructurings and operational turnarounds. Sentinel forges partnerships with talented management teams who want to be owners of the companies they operate. Based in New York City, Sentinel has raised approximately $6.0 billion of capital since inception. For more information, please visit https://www.sentinelpartners.com/.
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