Saif Mansour Selected as a Semifinalist in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Awards Program

Ernst & Young announces Managing Partner of Breakwater Management as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 semifinalist in Greater Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, MAY 2014 – Ernst & Young has selected Saif Mansour, Managing Partner of Los Angeles-based private investment firm Breakwater Management, LP (“Breakwater”), as a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in Greater Los Angeles. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mansour was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges.

Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The awards program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

“I am truly honored to be selected as a semifinalist in Greater Los Angeles this year,” said Mansour. “This has been a period of tremendous entrepreneurial growth for Breakwater and our portfolio of leading lower middle market companies. Breakwater has established a formidable fund management platform based on a commitment to values-based business principles and to building a relationship-focused investment firm. Last year represented a historic period for Breakwater in terms of its continued expansion, volume of growth capital investments, and strong, sustained financial performance. We intend to continue building on the firm’s success and look forward to another year of outstanding growth.”

ABOUT EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national, and global awards programs in more than 60 countries.

ABOUT BREAKWATER MANAGEMENT, LP

Breakwater Management is a private investment firm that specializes in direct investments in leading lower middle market growth companies, especially businesses with expanding global operations. The firm aligns itself with committed management teams, owners, and sponsors to help propel lower middle market businesses into their growth curve. Breakwater has an established, world-class alternative asset management platform, with multiple partnerships and investment vehicles that service the lower middle market’s myriad capital needs.

To learn more about Breakwater, visit www.breakwatermgmt.com or call (424) 777-4000.

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Dear friends,

It is with profound sadness that we relay news of the recent death of our partner Saif Mansour. Saif passed away suddenly on October 27th due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

Saif founded Breakwater in 2009 as a young entrepreneur, with the vision of creating an investment firm that reflected his commitment to excellence, integrity, and long-term partnership. He was an incredibly intelligent, energetic, kind, and charismatic person, and a great connector of people who brought joy to everyone who knew him. He was a talented investor, a wonderful friend, and a natural leader.

Saif’s passion for Breakwater was surpassed only by his enormous love for his wife and their two young children. We grieve with them and extend our deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

We are heartbroken by this terrible loss but will honor Saif’s memory by continuing to build a firm that reflects his entrepreneurial spirit and core values. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

Sincerely,
The Breakwater Family

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