LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California, announced it has successfully exited its investment in Poma Holding Company, Inc. ("Poma"). The planned departure comes after a successful partnership between LLCP and Poma, marked by revenue and earnings growth and geographic expansion. 

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with the Poma management team," said Lauren Leichtman, CEO of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

Ms. Leichtman further stated, "We are proud to be a part of their success story, while at the same time, providing an attractive investment return for LLCP investors."

Poma is one of the preeminent distributors of gasoline, diesel and lubricants throughout California. A reputation for superior customer service, innovation and a diverse product offering has enabled Poma to establish a leading market position in both the Southern and Northern California markets. 

Since 1984, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has provided entrepreneurs with long term capital and financial expertise. LLCP makes investments into middle market companies utilizing its structured equity investments approach. Previous investments include Santa Cruz Nutritionals, CiCi's Pizza, Hackney Ladish and Luminator Technology Group.

For more information, visit the Levine Leichtman Capital Partners website at http://www.llcp.com .

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

LLCP manages approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital for investment in middle market companies. LLCP invests through private equity partnerships and various debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P. and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. Prior investments by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners include Santa Cruz Nutritionals, CiCi's Pizza, Hackney Ladish, and Jon Douglas Real Estate Group. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a private investment firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, London, The Hague and Dubai. 

Contact Information:

Steven Hartman