Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (“Pacific Avenue”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on complex situations in the middle market, announced that Darryl Smith – Managing Director, Operations and Eugene Kim – Vice President, Business Development have joined the firm.

Darryl joins the firm as Managing Director, Operations. In his role, Darryl will assist in acquisition due diligence, carve-outs and provide oversight of new investment opportunities. Darryl is working alongside PACP deal teams as well as portfolio company senior leadership to ensure maximum value creation. Prior to PACP, Darryl was the President, Portfolio Operations of Skyview Capital, where he led Skyview’s operations team and served on the investment committee. Darryl began his private equity career as Vice President, Operations with Platinum Equity where he led diligence, carve-outs and portfolio operations for several investments. Darryl began his business career as a Senior Manager with Accenture where he advised clients on a broad range of strategy and supply chain issues. Additionally, Darryl served his country as an officer in the US Marine Corps. Darryl has an MBA in Finance from Wharton and BS in Economics from the US Naval Academy.

Eugene joins Pacific Avenue as a Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Eugene will focus his efforts on deal origination by building out direct relationships with corporate sellers and investment banks in the Consumer, Technology, Healthcare and Business Services sectors. Additionally, Eugene is responsible for managing certain key intermediary relationships and qualifying investment opportunities. Prior to Pacific Avenue, Eugene served as a Senior Associate at Atar Capital, where his responsibilities

included sourcing platforms and add-ons. Prior to Atar Capital, Eugene was an Analyst at Harvey & Company. Eugene graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University.

Pacific Avenue is committed to adding to its world class team ensuring a targeted sourcing approach, strong M&A execution and deep operational expertise to support the firms strategy.

“The additions of Darryl and Eugene add depth to both our Portfolio Operations and Business Development teams. Darryl’s experience in corporate carve-outs and assisting businesses achieve their full potential will be a significant asset for Pacific Avenue and our portfolio companies. Eugene furthers Pacific Avenue’s Business Development 2.0 initiative which is focused on partnering directly with corporate sellers to ensure we can be a solutions provider as they consider divesting assets. I am excited to welcome both Darryl and Eugene to the Pacific Avenue team.”

Chris Sznewajs, Founder and Managing Partner of Pacific Avenue

About Pacific Avenue Capital Partners

Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, founded by Chris Sznewajs in 2018, is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on corporate divestitures and other complex situations in the middle market. Pacific Avenue has extensive M&A and operations experience allowing the firm to navigate complex transactions and unlock value through operational improvement, capital investment, and accelerated growth. The members of the Pacific Avenue team have closed 90 transactions, including over 40 corporate divestitures, across a multitude of industries throughout their combined careers. Pacific Avenue takes a collaborative approach in partnering with strong management teams to drive lasting and strategic change while assisting businesses in reaching their full potential. For more information, please visit