February 10, 2009

MSouth Announces the Addition of Peter S. Pettit

Atlanta, GA (February 10, 2009) - MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announces that Peter S. Pettit has joined the firm as a Principal. Prior to joining MSouth, Peter was most recently a Vice President with Code, Hennessy & Simmons in Chicago.

"We are delighted that Peter has joined us at MSouth. He worked with us for several years before leaving to attend graduate business school, so we are very well acquainted with him. He will be a great addition to our team" said Gari Kitchen, an MSouth Partner.

MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies typically valued $25 - $125 million. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, MSouth invests primarily in the South with a consistent focus on management buyouts of business services, distribution and specialty manufacturing companies. MSouth is a successor to Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc. which was founded in 1984. Total capital under management exceeds $1.0 billion.