LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC announced yesterday the closing of the acquisition of Wencor Group LLC ("Wencor" or the "Company"), the world leader in independent aircraft component Part Manufacturer Approval ("PMA") (non-engine) parts. Imperial Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC.

Brian Zaumeyer, a Principal of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, said, "Odyssey has a long track record of success in aviation. Wencor is a leading player and a unique franchise in the growing PMA parts sector of the aviation aftermarket. Imperial Capital's role in assisting us with this transaction was critical to its success."

"This transaction demonstrates our continued ability to provide superior solutions to the private equity community and the depth of our industry expertise. Due to the positioning of our firm and evolving landscape in the investment banking industry, we are becoming increasingly important to our clients across the board," said Jason Reese, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Capital. Robert Wagner, Managing Director of Imperial Capital's Aviation Investment Banking practice, who led the engagement added, "This is a very exciting transaction for both parties. It represents a big change at the top of the exciting PMA parts sector of the aviation aftermarket."

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Houston and Minneapolis. The firm currently employs over 170 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.

About Odyssey Investment Partners

Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a leading middle-market private equity firm with more than $2 billion under management. Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC primarily makes majority, control investments in established middle-market companies in a variety of industrial and business services industries. For further information about Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, please visit www.odysseyinvestment.com.

About Wencor

Wencor is a worldwide industry leader in the manufacture and delivery of commercial aircraft parts. For over 50 years Wencor has been providing proven parts and reliable service to customers around the globe. From OEM to PMA parts, Wencor is committed to delivering superior value while reducing aircraft maintenance costs. To learn more about Wencor, visit www.wencor.com.

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Contact Information: Press: Anna Halloran Jacob Imperial Capital, LLC (310) 246-3675 ahalloranjacob@imperialcapital.com