In a challenging economic period when many private equity firms have struggled to close deals, Huron Capital Partners LLC has succeeded in concluding a slew of add-on acquisitions throughout its portfolio, explains Gretchen Perkins, vice president of business development. The Detroit firm, which is currently investing out of its $350 million third fund, invests in lower middle-market companies.

Perkins, 48, is responsible for managing the firm's business development and investment sourcing activities, including outreach to deal professionals, such as business brokers, investment banks, attorneys, accountants and consultants. She was recently honored by the Association for Corporate Growth for her work chairing the Great Lakes ACG Capital Connection and for organizing a golf benefit.

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