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Merion Investment Partners, L.P. Expands Investment Team

New Member joins the team


King of Prussia, PA – October 20, 2004 – Merion Investment Partners, L.P., a $110 million mezzanine investment fund, announced today that Sam Brewer has joined the firm as an Associate. He will focus on all aspects of the investment process including due diligence, sector and company research, review of investment proposals and financial analysis.

Mr. Brewer joins the firm after four years with Merrill Lynch as an Associate in the Telecommunications Group and as an Analyst in the Real Estate Group. He brings to Merion Investment Partners extensive experience in analysis and sector research, as well as a proficiency in macro-economic trends affecting companies’ performance. Mr. Brewer has also worked in the Corporate Finance division of AT&T Corp.

Merion Investment Partners, L.P., a mezzanine capital fund, employs a traditional investing philosophy, concentrating on companies in high growth markets and those in transition. >p> “We are excited to bring someone with Sam’s background to Merion Investment Partners.” commented Bill Means, Managing Partner of Merion Investment Partners, L.P. “As a firm, we look to identify investment opportunities that exhibit real growth, have strong management teams and are part of burgeoning sectors of the economy. Sam’s valuable experience in investment banking, his analysis and identification of quality transactions for Merrill Lynch clients, as well as his history of transactional execution, makes him a valuable addition to the team here at Merion. We all look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Brewer holds his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies from Brown University.

About Merion Investment Partners, L.P.
Founded in 2003, Merion Investment Partners L.P. is a mezzanine capital fund licensed as an SBIC. Merion invests mezzanine debt with equity features in companies to support organic growth, acquisitions, buyouts and generational transfer of ownership. Merion will also co-invest as an equity investor with private equity funds. Preferred industries include Healthcare, Business Services, IT and Specialty Manufacturing.

Collectively, the principals of Merion Investment Partners have decades of experience in venture capital, commercial banking, investment banking, operating management and entrepreneurship. The company is headquartered in The Merion Building in King of Prussia, PA. It can be reached on the Web at