ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity Invests in L&S Mechanical, LLC

  ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity Invests in L&S Mechanical, LLC

Business Wire

DALLAS -- November 13, 2013

ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity (“OMPE”) announced today a subordinated debt,
preferred equity and common equity investment in L&S Mechanical, LLC (“L&S”)
in partnership with Bounds Equity Partners, LLC (“BEP”) and L&S management.
L&S’s CEO, Thomas Mozjesik, will continue to run the company along with his
existing senior management team and will hold a substantial ownership position
in the company. Based in Richardson, Texas, L&S is the largest plumbing
service company specializing in new, single-family residential construction in
the Texas and Oklahoma markets. The company serves leading national and
regional homebuilders through five locations, including Dallas/Ft. Worth,
Houston, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City.

Jeff Sangalis, Managing Director of ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, said, “We
are excited to invest once again with Mark Bounds and the BEP team. They are
an experienced sponsor that understands the building products space well. L&S,
with its seasoned management team, long-standing customer relationships and
leading position in key Texas housing markets, is well-positioned for future

Mark Bounds, Managing Director at BEP, also commented, “We are pleased to have
OMPE as our partner in the L&S investment. Its investment experience and
familiarity with the industry is beneficial as we continue to grow L&S’s

About ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity Investments

ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, a business unit of Dallas-based ORIX USA,
provides mezzanine debt and/or private equity capital to lower middle market
and middle market companies throughout the United States. Investments of $5-25
million are made in a variety of businesses and geographic areas for buyouts,
mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancings, and growth and
expansion situations. Investments are with companies owned by equity sponsor
groups, companies with fundless sponsor involvement, family-owned companies,
and directly with management teams.

If you are interested in learning more about ORIX’s value-added mezzanine and
private equity products, please contact Jeff Sangalis at 214.237.2059 or visit
www.orixmezzanine.com or www.orixmpe.com.


For ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity
Shelby Sabin Menczer, 972-931-7576 x353
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