Lateral Investment Management, a private equity firm focused on growth investments at owner-operated middle market businesses in North America, has added Matthew Knight as senior associate and Ashley Ebeck and Jack Lothrop as associates.

All three will work to support the investment activities of the firm. Prior to joining Lateral, Knight was an investment professional at TowerBrook Capital Partners and an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. Ebeck was previously an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs, focused on companies within the industrials and business services sectors. Ebeck also worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Lothrop worked at GSV Ventures previously, where he focused on higher education and Indian companies. Lothrop began his career as an analyst at BlackRock as part of the private equity partners team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ashley, Jack, and Matthew to the Lateral team,” says Richard de Silva, managing partner at Lateral. “Their energy, capabilities and fresh perspective build on our strong team of investment professionals.”