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Charles Moorse joins Norwest Equity Partners and Norwest Mezzanine Partners as General Counsel

Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) and Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP), have hired Charles P Moorse to serve as the firms' in-house General Counsel. 

In this role, Moorse will have responsibility for providing leadership, expertise and support on a wide range of legal matters.

NEP and NMP have consistently made successful investments and generated exceptional returns through a singular focus on building companies into industry leaders. With $5.5 billion of combined capital under management, NEP and NMP are affiliated investment firms with strategies focused on providing capital to middle market businesses. Both funds possess flexibility and breadth in their investment charters, giving them a unique advantage over similar entities.

"Our firm has worked closely with Chuck over the years as one of our trusted outside legal counsel partners, and we know that he will be a great addition to our firm," says Tim DeVries, Managing General Partner. "On behalf of our entire team, we are excited for him to help support our growth and provide leadership in this important role."

"I am very excited to join the Norwest family in this important role," says Moorse. "Both NEP and NMP have a history of outstanding accomplishments both in their business and in their work within the community. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue that tradition."

Moorse had previously been with Lindquist & Vennum (Lindquist) for over 30 years, starting his career as an intern in 1985 and progressing to Partner in 1992. During his career at Lindquist, Moorse advised hundreds of public and private company clients across various industry groups on matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture financing, public offerings, corporate governance, and securities regulation. He also served as outside general counsel to mid-cap publicly and privately held companies, including a number of his private equity clients' portfolio companies. In this capacity, he advised client companies with respect to corporate governance issues, venture financing, public offerings, securities regulation, joint ventures, product distribution, risk management and licensing.

In addition, Moorse was Co-Chair of Lindquist's Private Equity Group, on the firm's Management Committee, and served as the firm's M&A Practice Group Chair. He has received significant recognition in the broader legal community, including Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate M&A; Best Lawyers in America: Minneapolis Corporate Compliance Law "Lawyer of the Year"; Best Lawyers in America; Minnesota Super Lawyers; and Minnesota Lawyer, Attorney of the Year in 2013.

Moorse received his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree from St John's University. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

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