March 22, 2013

Signal Hill Equity Partners Strengthens Its Portfolio Team

TORONTO – Signal Hill Equity Partners (“Signal Hill”) is pleased to announce the addition of Mayank Chadha and Sundri Sengupta to its dedicated team of professionals that focus exclusively on assisting the portfolio companies execute their operational improvement plans and growth strategies.

Mayank Chadha has joined Signal Hill as Director of Operations and will provide operational, manufacturing and business process improvement solutions to the portfolio companies. Mayank previously worked in McKinsey’s manufacturing center of competence, where he designed and implemented several operational and manufacturing improvements across various industries including chemicals, automotive and pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he worked in manufacturing roles at Cummins Inc. and Rockwell Industries where he led several lean manufacturing and process improvement projects.

Mayank holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, Canada. He also holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University in India.

Sundri Sengupta has joined Signal Hill as Director of Human Resources–Talent and will provide strategic talent solutions for the portfolio companies. Sundri has over 12 years of experience in developing and integrating human resources solutions for local and international businesses. Starting with talent acquisition initiatives for companies like Pepsi, Citibank, Phillips, and IBM in Dubai, Sundri subsequently specialized in engineering, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries in Canada. Most recently, Sundri worked with a global financial solutions provider, G4S Cash Solutions, as National Human Resources and Recruitment Manager managing HR and talent acquisition initiatives in Canada.

Sundri has a Bachelor's degrees in both English (Honors) and Education and is a post-graduate in Human Resources Management from the Sheridan Institute of Technology.

“We are very excited to have Mayank and Sundri join us. Their unique experience will provide depth to our portfolio management team and bring in-house the critical skills and services required to grow and improve our portfolio companies.” said James C. Johnson, Managing Partner of Signal Hill.

About Signal Hill Equity Partners

Signal Hill is a Canadian-based private equity firm managed by experienced investors and business operators, focusing on Canadian mid-market companies. The Signal Hill team has completed over 100 transactions across a variety of industries including financial services, specialty distribution, business services and manufacturing. Members of the Signal Hill team have partnered and worked with management teams to build some of the most successful businesses of their kind in Canada and the United States.

Signal Hill Equity Partners is currently investing its second private equity fund, a $100 million fund that can be invested at its discretion in mid-market Canadian companies.

For more information contact:

James C. Johnson
Managing Partner
tel: 416-847-1170
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