Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2011 – CHILDS Advisory Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to EmployBridge Holding Co. ("EmployBridge"), in its recent recapitalization.
EmployBridge is a leading provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services in the U.S. Operating primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix and ProDrivers brands, EmployBridge provides skilled personnel to three specific industry verticals: specialty manufacturing, warehousing/logistics and transportation. Headquartered in Atlanta, EmployBridge operates in 30 states through 146 branch and on-site locations.
Tom Bickes, Chief Executive Officer of EmployBridge, said, "We are proud of the accomplishments of the entire EmployBridge team and are thrilled to partner with Morgan Stanley as we continue our strong organic growth and dedication to service excellence. We expect this partnership to help us take advantage of significant market opportunities."
Prior to the recapitalization by Morgan Stanley Private Equity, EmployBridge was a portfolio company of MSouth Equity Partners, with minority positions held by affiliates of D.E. Shaw Laminar Portfolios, LLC and J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, makes private equity and equity-related investments on a global basis. Morgan Stanley Private Equity utilizes Morgan Stanley's vast resources, including its global franchise and relationships with leading corporate management teams and financial sponsors, to source attractive opportunities for its investment funds. Morgan Stanley's roots in private equity investing date back to 1985 with the Morgan Stanley Capital Partners private equity funds. To date, Morgan Stanley Private Equity and its funds have invested approximately $7.9 billion of equity across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information about Morgan Stanley Private Equity, please visit www.morganstanley.com/privateequity.
MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management
teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, MSouth invests
primarily in the South with a consistent focus on management buyouts of business services, distribution and specialty
manufacturing companies. MSouth is a successor to Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc. which was founded in 1984.
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