Joe Rondinelli named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ list of Rising Stars of Private Equity

Chicago, IL – July 20, 2018

Mergers & Acquisitions has named Frontenac Principal, Joe Rondinelli, as one of 11 Rising Stars in Private Equity. To view the complete list of winners CLICK HERE.

“Joe’s integrity, investment judgement, and insights have made him an integral member of the Frontenac team for a decade,” said Walter Florence, Managing Partner at Frontenac. “We are proud of Joe and this well-deserved recognition.”

Joe was recently promoted to Principal at Frontenac, where he focuses on investments in the industrial and business services sectors. He is responsible for all investment functions, including sourcing, diligence, deal execution and portfolio management. Joe currently serves as a Director at four of Frontenac’s portfolio companies, which include CoCreativ, GNAP LLC, La Tavola and Whitebridge Pet Brands.

Prior to Frontenac, Joe was an investment banking analyst at Citigroup Global Markets where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings in the firm’s metals, mining, and industrial groups. Joe graduated from Northwestern University in 2006 and earned an MBA in 2014 from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Strategic Management.

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