Jeff Sangalis Joins ORIX Corporate Capital As Managing Director Of Mezzanine & Private Equity Co-Investments

ORIX Corporate Capital (“OCC”), a leading investor and lender to a variety of public and private entities, announced today that Jeff Sangalis has joined its Dallas office as Managing Director of Mezzanine and Private Equity Co-Investments.

Mr. Sangalis will focus on providing mezzanine and private equity capital to middle market companies throughout the United States. Capital will be deployed for buyouts/acquisitions, expansion of successful businesses and recapitalizations in a variety of industries and geographic areas. Investments will be made with equity sponsors, family and individual owners, and directly with management teams.

Chris Smith, President and CEO of OCC, said, “I am excited to welcome a professional of Jeff’s caliber and investment experience to ORIX. He has a long and successful history of mezzanine and private equity investing in middle market companies throughout the United States, and is a great addition to the ORIX Corporate Capital team.”

Sangalis joins the OCC Dallas office from Houston, where he was a founder and Managing Partner of Capital Point Partners, a middle market mezzanine and private equity firm. Prior to Capital Point, he was a founder and Managing Partner of RSTW Partners and its predecessor entities. Founded in 1989, RSTW provided mezzanine and equity capital for middle market companies. He also was previously with First Texas Merchant Banking Group, a subordinated debt lender, Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank), and InterFirst Bank in various commercial lending capacities. Sangalis received a BS from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

“I look forward to working with a talented group of investment professionals and to expanding our business relationships and platform in support of ORIX’s growth strategy,” Sangalis said. “We offer a flexible and creative junior capital approach that will help our clients achieve their goals.”

In addition to mezzanine and private equity investments, OCC’s proprietary investment platform includes a portfolio of broadly diversified public debt and equity securities, secured loans, credit default swaps, privately placed debt, venture debt and equity, fund investments, and alternative investments.

For more information on OCC and its investment products please contact Jeff Sangalis directly at 214.237.2059 or visit our website at www.orix.com/orix-finance.aspx.

About ORIX Corporate Capital

ORIX Corporate Capital, a principal lender and investor backed by the proprietary capital of ORIX Corporation, manages a portfolio of high-yield bonds, leveraged loans, venture loans, equities, funds and other publicly traded securities. ORIX USA Corporation ( www.orix.com ) is a diversified services financial firm with more than 1,400 employees and with operations or investments across the corporate, real estate and public finance markets as well as advisory and asset management services. ORIX USA is the U.S. subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a publicly owned, international financial services company established in 1964 with headquarters in Tokyo and operations in 27 countries. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New York (NYSE:IX) stock exchanges.

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