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Desmond Nugent Joins Gallant Capital Partners as Head of Operations

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Gallant Capital Partners ("Gallant"), an operationally focused lower
middle market private equity firm, announced today that Desmond Nugent,
former Managing Director of OpenGate Capital, has joined the firm as a
Partner and Head of Operations.

"We are excited to be working with Desmond again," said Jon Gimbel,
Partner at Gallant. "Desmond brings a perspective to Gallant that is
only obtained through years of experience operating and advising
businesses and we believe he will have an immediate impact on the
Gallant team and our investments."

Gallant Partner Anthony Guagliano added, "There is no learning curve
with Desmond as we have a long-term relationship and worked closely
together in the past. He is an experienced operator and we are confident
that he will provide invaluable leadership and support to Gallant's
portfolio companies."

"I am excited to be working with Jon and Anthony again and to join
Gallant at this stage of the firm's evolution," said Nugent. "I believe
the firm has a unique approach to driving value creation and I look
forward to providing operational and strategic support to Gallant's
portfolio company management teams."

In addition to the hiring of Desmond, Gallant also announced today that
Chris Suen and Amish Tolia previously joined the firm as vice presidents
and Justin Shand and Jonathan Ramirez have joined the firm as associates.

Desmond has 15 years of operating experience, most recently as Managing
Director at OpenGate Capital where he led operational due diligence and
oversaw operations for the firm's North American portfolio companies.
Prior to OpenGate, Nugent was a Principal with The Gores Group in Los
Angeles where he worked alongside Jon and Anthony. At OpenGate and
Gores, Nugent held board and operational leadership positions and was
responsible for portfolio company financial oversight, partnering with
the management teams to drive revenue growth, operational effectiveness,
and profit improvement. Nugent earned his MBA from Columbia University,
a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Queens University of Belfast,
Northern Ireland, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Accounting from
the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Prior to joining Gallant, Chris Suen was a member of the investment team
at EQT Partners in New York, and previously at The Gores Group in Los
Angeles where he worked alongside Jon and Anthony evaluating and
executing investment opportunities in the technology,
telecommunications, business services, industrial and healthcare
sectors. Prior to joining The Gores Group, Chris worked in the
investment banking division at Macquarie and J.P. Morgan.

Prior to joining Gallant, Amish Tolia was the Head of Sales and Business
Development for Peloton Document Solutions (Peloton), an enterprise
software platform for the financial services industry. Previous to
Peloton, he was a member of the investment team at The Gores Group where
he worked alongside Jon and Anthony evaluating and executing investment
opportunities across a range of sectors. Prior to joining The Gores
Group, Amish worked in the investment banking division at Lehman
Brothers.

Prior to joining Gallant, Justin Shand worked in the investment banking
division at Houlihan Lokey and Jonathan Ramirez worked in the investment
banking division at Piper Jaffray.

About Gallant Capital Partners

Gallant Capital Partners is a private equity firm that makes control
investments in technology, industrial and business services companies.
Gallant executes on an operationally focused investment strategy with a
focus on partnering closely with companies that can benefit from its
extensive industry relationships and operating expertise. The firm
partners with owners, founders, family-owned companies and management
teams to maximize value and long-term, sustainable growth for portfolio
companies. Gallant Capital Partners was founded in 2018 and is
headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information please visit: www.gallantcapital.com.

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