June 2, 2015
CenterGate Capital, L.P., the lower middle market private equity investor, announced that Lewis Schoenwetter has joined the team as a Managing Director in the firm’s Austin Headquarters. Mr. Schoenwetter brings with him substantial lower middle market investing experience. Prior to joining CenterGate, Mr. Schoenwetter was a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital® where he spent twelve years investing in lower middle companies and was involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing strategies. While at H.I.G. Capital® he served on the board of numerous portfolio companies and as a member or Chairman of various investment committees of the firm. Prior to H.I.G. he was a Director with Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Mr. Schoenwetter received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Marquette University. Tiffany Kosch, Managing Director, commented “Stenning, Tim and I are thrilled to be working with Lewis again. Having worked together since 2002 we know his investment acumen, experience and character. They are a valued addition to CenterGate.” Schoenwetter noted, “It is rare to have an opportunity to join an organization where you respect and know the individuals as well I do. CenterGate is a compelling platform with a differentiated strategy and I am excited to be part of it.” About CenterGate Capital CenterGate Capital is an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies. It approaches its portfolio companies with collaborative hands-on partnerships which help drive material operational and financial improvements. Target investments generally have up to $250 million in revenue and focus on manufacturing, consumer goods, or business and industrial services. For more information visit www.centergatecapital.com.