WASHINGTON, D.C., AUGUST 21, 2014 – Potomac Equity Partners, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm, today announced that Christopher N. Blythe and Pascal Denis have been promoted from Vice President to Principal. Since joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Blythe and Mr. Denis have each been responsible for new investment opportunity origination, transaction execution and portfolio company oversight.
John Bates, the Founding Partner of Potomac Equity Partners, remarked “Chris and Pascal have both been instrumental to the initial success of our firm, and their promotions are a well-deserved acknowledgement of the contributions that they each have made”.
Chris Blythe has been involved in principal investing and investment banking since 1999. Prior to joining Potomac Equity, Chris was a Vice President with Brockway Moran & Partners, a middle market investment firm with over $1.3 billion under management. During his tenure at Brockway Moran, Chris accumulated significant experience in the business services and consumer sectors, and served on Boards of multiple companies. Chris was also previously an Associate with the investment firm Willis Stein & Partners. Chris began his career with the middle-market investment banking firm Harris Williams & Co. Chris holds an M.B.A. degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington & Lee University.
Pascal Denis has been involved in principal investing and investment banking since 2004. Prior to joining Potomac Equity, Pascal was a Vice President with Audax Group, a Boston-based middle market investment firm with over $5 billion under management. During his seven years at Audax Group, Pascal completed 22 transactions in the business services, education, and information services sectors, as well as in the distribution and manufacturing industries. Before joining Audax Group in 2006, Pascal began his career at Credit Suisse in its Healthcare Investment Banking Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets financings. Pascal has a B.A. degree with honors from Brown University.
About Potomac Equity Partners, LLC
Potomac Equity Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm focused on providing superior equity returns through the close partnership and collaboration with its portfolio company management team members. The firm strives to invest in companies with leading products and services, superior management teams, and in which its invested capital and collaborative efforts can enable companies to exponentially ramp their long-term growth prospects and overall performance. The principals of Potomac Equity Partners have a long and successful history of investing with management teams across a wide range of industries including business services, education and training, information services, healthcare IT and services, and software and technology. For more information, visit www.potomacequitypartners.com.