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Lightyear Capital Names Allison Cole Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations


Lightyear Capital LLC ("Lightyear"), a New York-based private equity
firm focused on financial services investing, today announced that it
has appointed Allison Cole as Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations.

"I am delighted to be joining Lightyear, a firm recognized across our
industry for its extensive domain knowledge, operating expertise and
far-reaching network, as well as for the quality of returns it has
generated for investors," said Ms. Cole. "I look forward to deepening
the partnership we have established with our limited partners and
engaging additional investors to join in our mission to create
sustainable value and drive profitable growth for our portfolio

"We are pleased to welcome Allison to the Lightyear team. She brings
over 15 years of experience cultivating lasting relationships with
investors and a proven track record of success in raising capital," said
Mark Vassallo, Managing Partner of Lightyear Capital. "We look forward
to working together as Lightyear continues to build upon its long
history of investing in financial services."

Ms. Cole most recently served as Head of Fundraising and Investor
Relations at middle market buyout firm CCMP Capital Advisors ("CCMP"),
where she led fundraising for a $3.6 billion flagship fund and the
syndication of numerous co-investments. Ms. Cole's responsibilities also
included the execution of public relations strategies for the firm and
its portfolio companies. She began her career in private equity at
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.

Lightyear's fourth and largest fund to date, Lightyear Fund IV, L.P.,
closed in November 2017 with more than $950 million in capital
commitments, with an additional $75 million raised in a related
co-investment vehicle, bringing total capital raised since Lightyear's
inception to approximately $3.6 billion.

About Lightyear Capital LLC

Founded in 2000, Lightyear Capital is a financial services-focused
private equity firm based in New York. Through its affiliated private
equity funds, Lightyear makes primarily control investments in North
America-based, middle-market companies across the financial services
spectrum, including asset and wealth management, banking, brokerage,
healthcare financial services, insurance, payments and processing and
specialty finance. The firm brings focus and discipline to its
investment process, as well as operating, transaction and strategic
management experience, along with significant contacts and resources
beyond capital. For more information, please visit

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