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Z Capital Names Clayton Managing Director and Operating Partner

July 16, 2014, 07:21 AM

Z Capital Partners, a private equity firm that makes opportunistic control investments in companies that may require growth capital, operational turnaround or restructuring, announced that Timothy Clayton has been named managing director and operating partner.

"Tim is a great addition to the Z Capital family," said James J. Zenni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital. "With nearly 40 years of business experience in financial, operating and strategic planning with a variety of large, multi-national corporations and smaller enterprises, his extensive expertise will support the execution of our strategy to identify strategic opportunities and enhance operational efficiencies. I look forward to Tim's significant contributions as Z Capital continues to capitalize on opportunistic investments that deliver maximum value."

"Z Capital is a premier private equity firm, with a proven track record of making opportunistic, value-oriented controlling investments," said Clayton. "I look forward to joining this world-class team and participating in Z Capital's future success as we continue to enhance value for investors."

Prior to joining Z Capital, Clayton held positions of Chief Financial Officer of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer sponsored by J.W. Childs Associates, and Vice President and CFO of Sajan, Inc., a multi-national provider of business oriented language translation services. Previously, Clayton was founder and managing principle of Emerging Capital, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in financial, operational, and strategic planning, and merger and acquisition advisory services. In that capacity, he acted as Vice President and CFO for ADESA Inc., a $1 billion automotive remarketing and financial services company, overseeing all financial activities, a variety of operational enhancements and acquisitions. In addition, Clayton provided internal leadership of a $3 billion going-private transaction involving private equity sponsors Kelso & Company, GS Capital Partners, ValueAct Capital, and Parthenon Capital.

Clayton has served on the Board of Directors of Agribank, FCB, an $80 billion wholesale lender, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Farm Credit System Audit Committee.

Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("Z Capital") is a leading private equity firm with approximately $1.7 billion of regulatory assets and committed capital under management and with offices in Lake Forest, IL and New York, NY. Z Capital pursues an opportunistic, value-oriented approach in private equity that includes making control investments in middle-market companies that may require growth capital, turnaround, restructuring or other special situations.

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