West Palm Beach, FL, February 2010–The Comvest Group (“Comvest”) announced that Roger Marrero has joined the Firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Marrero will be taking a lead role in sourcing, negotiating and executing portfolio company investments. He will also become a member of the Investment Committee.

Mr. Marrero brings 13 years of Private Equity experience to Comvest and is responsible for all key aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring and negotiation, financing, and portfolio company oversight. Mr. Marrero is experienced in several industry sectors including business/information services, healthcare services, media, and education. He has led leveraged control buyouts, restructurings, and mezzanine investments. Prior to joining Comvest, he was a Principal with ABRY Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm focusing on buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital investments. Mr. Marrero has served on the board of directors of several ABRY companies. Prior to this, Mr. Marrero worked with Apax Partners, a global private equity fund focused on healthcare, media, IT, retail and financial services, and served as an Associate with Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst focusing on late stage buyouts and recapitalizations. Earlier in his career, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the mergers & acquisitions department. Mr. Marrero received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Comvest Founding Partner Michael Falk said “Roger has a very strong and deep Private Equity background, particularly in certain sectors in which Comvest focuses – we are delighted to be able to add such a solid performer to the team”.

About Comvest
The Comvest Group is a leading private investment firm focused on providing debt and equity solutions to middle-market companies with enterprise values of less than $350 million. Since 1988, ComVest has invested more than $2 billion of capital in over 200 public and private companies worldwide. Through its extensive financial resources and broad network of industry experts, Comvest is able to offer its companies total financial sponsorship, critical strategic support and business development assistance.