Pomona Capital Announces 2016 Promotions


NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomona Capital, a global private equity firm, announced a series of promotions including two partners, two senior associates, two accounting managers, and one senior analyst. In particular, Pomona promoted Sebastien Bowen and Ryan Levitt to be partners of the firm. Mr. Bowen's and Mr. Levitt's appointments bring the total number of Pomona's partners to eight.

"Sebastien and Ryan have demonstrated the experience, energy, integrity and commitment important to Pomona Capital and its investors", said Michael Granoff, chief executive officer of Pomona Capital. "We are thrilled to have them join the partner team and are confident they will make a significant contribution to the success of the firm going forward."

Both Mr. Bowen and Mr. Levitt are senior members of the investment team focusing on investment analysis and deal sourcing. Mr. Levitt also is the portfolio manager for Pomona's registered private equity fund, Pomona Investment Fund. Mr. Levitt joined Pomona in 2007 and has thirteen years of private equity experience. Prior to joining Pomona, he was an investment professional at GE Capital, managing deal underwriting and execution in the energy, health care and financial services sectors.

Mr. Bowen, based in London, joined Pomona in 2010 and has fifteen years of private equity experience. Prior to Pomona, he was a director at MetLife Investments and was previously at AXA Private Equity.

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About Pomona Capital
Pomona Capital is a global private equity firm that has $8.1 billion in capital commitments across its sponsored-funds and separate accounts since being founded in 1994. Pomona manages a series of secondary, primary and co-investment strategies for a global group of over 350 sophisticated investors. Pomona Capital has invested in partnership interests in more than 600 private equity funds, diversified across the spectrum of private equity, with investments in 5,500+ companies.

Pomona Capital's team is based in New York, London and Hong Kong. Pomona's capital capacity and global reach are enhanced by a strategic partnership with Voya Investment Management.

About Voya Investment Management
A leading, active asset management firm, Voya Investment Management manages, as of December 31, 2015, more than $200 billion for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. With 40 years of history in asset management, Voya Investment Management has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions.

For more information, visit voyainvestments.com. Follow Voya Investment Management on Twitter @VoyaInvestments.

About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $452 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

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