Daniel Abrams Joins as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

April 07, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 7, 2014 – OpenGate Capital, a global private investment firm, announced today that it has strengthened its bench of professionals with the hiring of Daniel Abrams as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Abrams becomes the newest member of firm and will be working from OpenGate Capital’s Los Angeles headquarters.

Mr. Andrew Nikou, OpenGate Capital’s managing partner and CEO commented, “I am really excited to have Dan join the OpenGate family. We’re confident he will bring fresh perspectives and new strategies to all aspects of our business from portfolio oversight to deal negotiations and legal management. Dan will be our first in-house counsel, and the timing of his hire reflects our firm’s growth and the importance we place on building a team of integrated, cross-functional professionals.”

Mr. Abrams will support the firm’s global M&A efforts during the negotiations and diligence processes and he will oversee legal matters for the firm’s portfolio. Additionally, Mr. Abrams will lead all corporate compliance and legal affairs for OpenGate Capital’s global activities.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Abrams said, “I am excited to join OpenGate and contribute to its success in this time of accelerated growth and opportunity for the firm. I look forward to working with this team of talented professionals.”

Prior to OpenGate Capital, Mr. Abrams was Vice President, Fund Counsel with The Gores Group in Los Angeles where he supervised legal affairs for the portfolio of companies, provided legal counsel on fund-related matters, and managed multiple and complex international carve-out transactions. Prior to The Gores Group, Mr. Abrams was an M&A and corporate attorney at Manatt, Phelps, Phillips LP in Los Angeles and DLA Piper US LLP in their Washington, D.C. office. He earned a B.A. degree from Tufts University, and both a JD, Cum Laude, and an MBA, with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, from American University.

About OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit www.opengatecapital.com.

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