Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), a Pittsburgh-based lower middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the following promotions.

Deanna (“Dee”) Barry, who joined Incline as CFO in April 2012, has been promoted to Managing Director, CFO.  She is responsible for overseeing financial statements, accounting, tax and reporting to Incline’s limited partners and general partners.  She also supports the Chief Compliance Officer.

Joe Choorapuzha, who joined Incline in October 2015, has been promoted to Managing Director.  He is responsible for evaluating, analyzing and monitoring investments made by the firm and for managing existing portfolio company performance.  Joe serves as Director of Revolution Dancewear, Hartland Controls, Ned Stevens, Premium Franchise Brands and Fond du Lac Cold Storage.

“When evaluating investments, we believe that talent is our most important lever for growth. This holds true internally at Incline as well. Dee and Joe have been key drivers of our success and have established themselves as proven leaders within the firm,” said Jack Glover, Partner with Incline. “We are thrilled to recognize their dedication by promoting each to Managing Director.”

About Incline Equity Partners:
Incline Equity Partners, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a private investment firm focused on making investments in lower middle-market growth companies. We are generally seeking companies with enterprise values of $50MM to $300MM across a variety of industry sectors including specialized light manufacturing, value-added distribution and business services. Our typical investment types are ownership transitions for privately held businesses, buyouts, corporate divestitures and minority recapitalizations within the U.S. and Canada.

Incline Management Corporation (“IMC”) is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Registration as an investment adviser does not imply a certain level of skill or training. IMC provides investment advisory services only to privately offered funds. IMC does not solicit or make its services available to the public or other advisory clients. This press release is intended solely to provide information regarding Incline’s potential capabilities for prospective portfolio companies, and is not an offer to sell to any person, or a solicitation from any person of an offer to buy, any securities. The statements contained herein are not statements of any IMC client fund or investor and do not describe any experience with or endorsement of IMC as an investment adviser by any such client or investor.