Chicago Investment Firm Named Private Equity Manager of the Year

May 23, 2007

CHICAGO - “ Prism Capital has received the 2007 private equity manager of the year award at Opal Financial Group's fourth-annual Emerging Managers Summit held in Chicago from May 16 to 18.

This event provided a platform to showcase a diverse group of up-and-coming emerging equity managers and other high-potential smaller investment firms. It brought together pension funds, endowments, family offices and other industry participants.

- œThis is an honor. I think it is great that my partners and I were recognized for being a thoughtful, value-added provider of capital. I have finally emerged after 18 years of private equity investing,-  said Prism Capital President Robert Finkel.

Prism Capital was selected from a wide national pool of funds by a panel of judges including leading institutional and private investors. Judging decisions were based on performance and qualitative criteria.

Prism Capital is a niche alternative investment firm with two funds: the Prism Opportunity Fund and the Prism Mezzanine Fund. Its opportunity fund invests growth capital in expansion-stage companies. Its mezzanine fund invests primarily subordinated debt in support of ownership changes and recapitalizations.