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Access Holdings Raises $340 Million for Inaugural Private Equity Fund, Exceeding Target by 36%

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings, a Baltimore-based mid-market investment firm specializing in a purposeful buy-and-build investment approach, today announced the final close of its inaugural fund, raising $340 million from 15 institutional investors. This is one of the largest inaugural closed-end funds raised by a Mid-Atlantic private equity firm.

The fund, Access Holdings Fund I L.P., was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $250 million by 36% despite difficult circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant drop in the number of first-time private equity funds closings.

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The Wall Street Journal: The midmarket firm closed Access Holdings Fund I LP after spending years investing as an independent sponsor. Years spent investing in individual deals paid off for Access Holdings Management Co., which has raised $340 million for its first private-equity fund. The final tally for Access Holdings Fund I LP exceeded the Baltimore-based investment firm’s $250 million goal in a particularly challenging market for first-time funds.

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What does it mean to be "a leader”?

Scott Buttz and Courtney Lynch explore principles, experience and knowledge taught to leaders for more than two centuries in the US Marine Corps and applicable to anyone who desires to influence outcomes and inspire others.

Whether you are an experienced leader or an emerging or aspiring one, you will find yourself in this rich and passionate discussion of accountability, service, responsibility, humility, failure, trust, corruption, and the undeniable compass point of … Character.

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PlayFly Sports Press

Sports Business Daily : A group spearheaded by veteran media exec Michael Schreiber, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Access Holdings has acquired Outfront Media Sports, the collegiate multimedia rights holder for LSU, Maryland, Virginia and other schools.

Baltimore Business Journal: Schreiber, the founder, will become CEO of a new full-service sports marketing agency, Playfly Sports, and Outfront's college and high school rights holder business will be rebranded to Playfly Sports Properties.

Billboard Insider: OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT) announced today that it has completed the sale of its Sports Marketing operating segment to Playfly Sports (Playfly,LLC). The Sports Marketing operating segment is the marketing and multimedia rights holder for a variety of colleges, universities and other educational institutions across the United States.

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Playfly Sports Emerges as New Player in College Sports Multi-Media Rights Game with Acquisition of OutFront Media Sports

Philadelphia, PA – Playfly Sports a full-service sports marketing company, is emerging as the newest player in providing top-tier management of multi-media rights solutions for universities, high school state associations, sports venues, conferences, teams and other properties.

Playfly Sports, a Philadelphia-based company, through the acquisition and rebranding of OUTFRONT Media Sports LLC to Playfly Sports Properties, will use an innovative, digitallyenabled approach and turnkey media solutions to the growing collegiate multi-media rights (MMR) industry.

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Regency Relief

Baltimore, MD – Access is extremely proud of the leadership at Regency for it’s efforts to give back to the community during these difficult times.

The Regency Relief Mission is to provide compassion through action when pet families need it most. Thay are providing free dog and cat food at relief locations in the greater Baltimore/D.C. region from August 13 – Sept 11.

If you’d like to help pet families in their time of need we are accepting donations. Give Now.

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Access Holdings Promotes Andy Colmone and Michael Rodgers to Managing Director

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings Management Company LLC (“Access Holdings”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Colmone and Michael Rodgers to Managing Director. In this capacity, Andy and Michael will be responsible for sourcing new platform investments, developing and managing relationships with new and existing partners and supporting the continued growth of the firm.

Kevin McAllister, Partner and Founder of Access Holdings, commented: It gives me great pleasure to recognize the exceptional contributions that Michael and Andy have made to the growth and development of Access. Moreover, it’s with great confidence in their leadership and experience that we will continue to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies and firm. It is only with an accountable, capable and authentic team that we will deliver on our promise of being genuine value add partners to our extraordinary entrepreneurial business leaders.

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Access Holdings Welcomes Matt McLain

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings Management Company LLC (“Access Holdings”) is pleased to announce that Matt McLain has joined the firm as a Managing Director. In this capacity, Matt will be responsible for sourcing new platform investments, developing and managing relationships with new and existing partners and supporting the continued growth of the firm and our platform companies.

Kevin McAllister, Partner and Founder of Access Holdings, commented: “Matt’s depth of experience will further enhance our ability to be accretive and thoughtful business building partners. His addition will allow us to continue to enhance our focused and highly engaged approach to scaling businesses and creating enduring value for our executives, employees, customers and investment partners alike. It’s with an exceptional team, executive partners and a purposeful research-based investment approach that we’ve built a reputation as a preferred partner with owners, management teams and investors. It’s with great enthusiasm that we all welcome Matt to the team.”

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Foundation Partners Group Mobilizes Supplies, Equipment and Personnel to Prepare for Surge in Coronavirus Deaths

Orlando, FL – While America's healthcare system struggles to keep pace with the surge in COVID-19 hospital admissions, funeral services professionals are challenged to prepare for the grim prospect of as many as 240,000 coronavirus deaths.

Foundation Partners Group, operator of more than 135 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries across the U.S., is prepared with the experience, resources and technology to safely care for grieving families during this unprecedented outbreak.

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ACCESS HOLDINGS PARTNERS WITH COBBLESTONE AUTO SPA

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings Management Company LLC (“Access Holdings”), a Baltimore-based private investment firm focused on buy and build strategies in essential service businesses, announced today that it officially closed on an investment in and partnership with Cobblestone Auto Spa (“Cobblestone”).

Cobblestone is the largest car wash operator in the Phoenix, AZ market with 27 locations and many more under development. Founded in 1997, Cobblestone is the Phoenix Valley market leader known for exceptional service, strong brand recognition and customer loyalty.

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