John E. Morningstar

Managing Partner at Wellspring Capital Management LLC

John E. Morningstar

John E. Morningstar

Managing Partner at Wellspring Capital Management LLC

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ProAmpac LLC
Wellspring Capital Management LLC

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5

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at Wellspring Capital Management LLC

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Co-Founder at Castle Harlan, Inc.

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Managing Partner & Head of Private Equity at INVESCO Private Capital, Inc.

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John E. Morningstar
Managing Partner at Wellspring Capital Management LLC
Education
BS, Beta Gamma Sigma

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

MBA

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Managing Partner
2007 - Current

Wellspring seeks to invest in companies with strong, defensible business franchises where the opportunity exists to significantly improve profitability and cash flow.Potential investments should possess one or more of the following characteristics: have strong brand identity or market position; the likelihood for improved productivity or cost reductions through restructuring, reorganizing or redeploying capital into core businesses; and are capable of generating a recurring revenue stream and relatively stable and predictable cash flow with the potential for long-term growth.Wellspring specializes in the following areas: (1) buyouts of private companies, acquisitions of divisions or subsidiaries of public companies and going-private transactions (2) partnering with entrepreneurs to provide capital and strategic guidance for expansion (3) purchasing equity from shareholders of family-owned businesses for financial planning needs and (4) acquiring companies or divisions of larger companies out of bankruptcy or restructuring.Wellspring completes transactions ranging from $50 million to as much as $2 billion in total value. They evaluate and complete acquisition opportunities across a broad range of industries.Wellspring typically does not make investments in telecommunications, high technology, real estate and commodity-based businesses.

Managing Director
Prior - 2006

Castle Harlan focuses on making control investments in middle-market private companies. The firm's investment strategy is based on the belief that achieving excellent returns requires investing at sensible prices in companies that offer opportunities for solid, attainable growth. They seek to partner with the management teams of established companies with strong market positions and competitive advantages that demonstrate moderate but steady growth.

President, Secretary & Director
Prior

ProAmpac is steadfast in their unwavering commitment to provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. It is a diversified global packaging company with over 2,500 employees and 20 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Director
Prior

RathGibson, Inc. manufactures stainless steel and alloy precision welded tubing and piping products. Its products are made of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel, titanium, austentic, and ferritics. The company distributes products to the pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor, power generation, automotive, and chemical processing industries. The firm was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Janesville, WI.

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC purchases Paragon Films, Inc. from Wind Point Partners

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC purchases SupplyOne, Inc. from Meridian Venture Partners LLC, LBC Credit Partners, Stephens Capital Partners LLC

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC, Hoffmaster Group, Inc. /Private Group purchase Hoffmaster Group, Inc. from Metalmark Capital LLC

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