February 29, 2024

Shoreline Equity Partners Announces the Hirings of Taylor Wood and Ben Klein

Neptune Beach, Florida – February 29th, 2024 – Shoreline Equity Partners, LLC (“Shoreline”), a purpose-driven lower middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Taylor Wood as Vice President.  Taylor will be responsible for originating, evaluating, and executing new investments as well as working closely with portfolio company management teams on growth initiatives.

Mike Hand, Managing Partner, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Taylor to the Shoreline team.  Taylor’s experience, approach, and demeanor perfectly match what we were seeking.  We look forward to the fresh perspectives Taylor will contribute and are excited about his ability to lead future platform investments that will continue to propel Shoreline into a best-in-class firm.”

Prior to joining Shoreline, Taylor was most recently a Vice President at Silver Oak Services Partners, a Chicago-based, middle market private equity fund focused on business, consumer and healthcare services companies.  At Silver Oak, Taylor worked on executing investments across the business and consumer services sectors and served as an active board member for six portfolio companies during his tenure.  Prior to Silver Oak, Taylor was an Associate at Trinity Hunt Partners and began his career in the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank.  Taylor received his B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated with High Honors as a Wallman Scholar.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the team at Shoreline,” said Taylor.  “Shoreline has earned a reputation as a best-in-class firm with a differentiated culture and approach in the market.  I look forward to working with the Shoreline team to continue building outstanding businesses through thoughtful and transparent collaboration.”

In addition to Taylor’s hiring, Shoreline has further expanded its investment team with the hiring of its newest Associate, Ben Klein.  Ben joins Shoreline from Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. where he was an Analyst in the Industrials Group.  Ben graduated with a B.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

About Shoreline

Shoreline is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on actively partnering with leading management teams. Shoreline follows a total stakeholder model, meaning success should be a “win-win” proposition for shareholders, employees, customers, vendors, and the communities within which the firm’s companies operate. Shoreline professionals believe in honesty, incentive alignment, and creating bigger, better businesses without relying on financial engineering or cost cutting to generate returns. With over $750 million of committed capital under management, Shoreline seeks to lead equity investments of up to $150 million per transaction in support of buyouts, recapitalizations, and corporate divestitures. Targeted businesses have enterprise values ranging from $50 million to $350 million and EBITDA of $5 million to $25 million. The firm strives to partner with management teams of businesses primarily within the specialized manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business and facility services sectors, among others. For more information, please visit www.shorelineequitypartners.com.