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Ellipse Capital has one of the most experienced networks of distribution executives and investment professionals.  We offer a unique combination of distribution expertise, industry connections and transactional experience.

Peter Gotsch, Managing Partner

With over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry, Peter has completed more than $2.75 billion of transactions, including 40 transactions in the distribution sector.  Prior to forming Ellipse Capital, Peter was a Partner with Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC and Co-Head of the Distribution Team at CHS. Peter is currently a director of Beacon Roofing Supply, Houston Wire & Cable and Ward Adhesives.  He is a former director of Pool Corporation, United Central Industrial Supply and The Hillman Companies.

Peter received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from St. Olaf College, and his M.B.A. from Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

Contact Peter Gotsch: 312.267.8754


Jennifer Levinson, Principal

Jennifer has over 10 years of mergers and acquisitions experience and was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development, at Interline Brands, Inc., a $1.2 billion industrial distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products. While at Interline, Jennifer completed the acquisition of Amsan, a $245 million distributor of janitorial and sanitary products, and three follow-on acquisitions in the jan-san space. Prior to Interline, Jennifer worked for Mellon Ventures, a $1.4 billion private equity fund affiliated with Mellon Financial Corporation, where she worked on a variety of transactions primarily in the business services and technology arena. Jennifer served as a board member of USI Energy and was a board observer to several other portfolio companies. Before joining Mellon Ventures, Jennifer worked in investment banking at Robinson-Humphrey, where she focused on sell-side M&A transactions for middle market companies.

Jennifer received her Masters of Business Administration from Darden at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University.

Contact Jennifer Levinson: 904.716.0431


David Schumacher, Vice President

David has over five years of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance experience. Prior to joining Ellipse Capital, David was an Associate with Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC where he worked as a team member on nine completed transactions including five acquisitions in the distribution sector. Before joining CHS, David was employed by Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division.

David holds a B.S.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Finance and Applied Mathematics.

Contact David Schumacher: 312.515.0221

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