Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”) announced today that it has expanded its European investment team with the hiring of Josh Kaufman as Managing Director and Luc Sandmann as Associate Director. Mr. Kaufman and Mr. Sandmann will be based in LLCP’s London office and will focus on Structured Equity investments across the UK and Northern Europe.

John O’Neill, LLCP’s Head of European Fund Investments, commented, “We are excited to continue our growth and commitment to Europe with these meaningful additions.  Josh bolsters our senior European team with his significant investment experience and a large network across the UK and Europe.  Luc brings a wealth of experience, including a strong network in the Benelux region. Josh and Luc will be a critical part of our continued success.”

Mr. Kaufman previously worked at LLCP from 2011-2016. Prior to re-joining LLCP, Mr. Kaufman was a Partner with Inflexion Private Equity Partners, a mid-market private equity fund investing across the UK and Northern Europe, where he sourced and led investments focused on education, business services and TMT. His previous experience includes principal investing at Leeds Equity Partners in New York and investment banking at Robert W. Baird in Chicago.

Mr. Sandmann joins LLCP from Active Capital Company, an Amsterdam-based private equity firm. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at the M&A advisory practice of Lazard, where he executed transactions across various sectors in the Benelux countries.