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Glencoe Capital adds William Geoppinger to its investment committee

Glencoe Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on control acquisitions of lower middle-market companies, has appointed William A. Geoppinger, the former president and chief executive officer of Sara Lee Foods, to its investment committee.

Glencoe Capital’s investment committee includes two senior executives from outside the firm who have management and operational experience.

Geoppinger has served Glencoe Capital in an advisory capacity for several years as a member of its executive network, a group of approximately 40 current and former Fortune 1000 C-level executives and entrepreneurs who have specialised operational and managerial expertise in a range of industries.

Glencoe Capital’s private equity funds have acquired several portfolio companies in the food products industry, including Specialty Foods Group, ACE Bakery and Flatout.

Geoppinger was a board member of ACE Bakery and served on the board of directors of Specialty Foods Group from 2005 to 2008.

Geoppinger also advised Stockwell Capital, an affiliate of Glencoe Capital, on Stockwell Capital’s co-investment in Findus Group, Europe’s second-largest frozen food provider, and Earthbound Farm, a US provider of packaged organic salad products.

"Bill Geoppinger has been an invaluable member of Glencoe Capital’s executive network and we are delighted that he has agreed to assume additional responsibilities helping the firm to assess future acquisitions as a member of our investment committee," says David S. Evans, Glencoe Capital’s chairman.

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