Jennifer Levinson has nearly 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience and was most recently a Principal at Ellipse Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm where she was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring, closing and managing private equity investments on behalf of high net worth investors. During her time at Ellipse Capital, Jennifer reviewed more than 500 investment opportunities and made direct private equity investments into Ward Adhesives, an industrial adhesives distributor, and Monroe Engineering, an industrial hardware products distributor, both of which were sold in 2017. Jennifer is currently on the Board of Seafood Sales & Service and The Sontag Foundation and is a Board Observer of the Tranzonic Companies.
Prior to joining Ellipse Capital, Jennifer was Vice President of Corporate Development at Interline Brands (“IBI”), a publicly traded industrial distribution company with more than $1.0 billion in sales. While at IBI, Jennifer led all M&A activity including transaction sourcing, financial analysis, deal structuring, operational due diligence, closing documentation and post-merger integration planning. During her time at IBI, Jennifer led the acquisition of a $245M in sales janitorial sanitary distribution company as well as three add-on acquisitions. Prior to IBI, Jennifer worked for Mellon Ventures, a $1.4 billion private equity fund affiliated with Mellon Financial Corporation where she worked on a variety of growth equity and buyout transactions primarily in the business services and technology arena. While at Mellon, Jennifer invested over $60 million in 11 transactions and served on the Board of USI Energy. Prior to Mellon, she worked as a financial analyst in the investment banking division of Robinson Humphrey where she focused primarily on sell-side M&A transactions for middle market companies.
Jennifer received her M.B.A. from Darden at the University of Virginia and a B.S. with honors from Vanderbilt University, majoring in economics.