ABS Capital Partners

ABS Capital Partners Promotes Paul Mariani to Partner

BALTIMORE & SAN FRANCISCO—January 9, 2012—ABS Capital Partners, a leading late-stage growth company investor, today announced that it had promoted Paul Mariani to Partner. Paul joined ABS Capital in 2003 as an Associate and was promoted to Principal in 2007. The promotion follows the successful raise of ABS Capital VII, L.P. which closed on $500 million in October of 2011.

Prior to joining ABS Capital in 2003, Paul worked in the technology investment banking divisions of Robertson Stephens and SoundView Technology Group, where he worked on numerous lead-managed public offerings, M&A and capital raising transactions. At ABS Capital, Paul has worked with The Cobalt Group (sold to Automatic Data Processing, Inc.), Pathology, Inc., Print, Inc. (sold to Pitney Bowes), Skinit, Inc., Source Medical Solutions, Inc. and Superior Vision Services, Inc. Paul serves on the boards of ABS Capital portfolio companies Teachscape, Inc., a provider of industry-leading solutions, technology and services for K-12 and higher education markets, and TechMediaNetwork, Inc., a leading online media company that produces news and reviews in the technology and science verticals.

With more than $2.5 billion raised since 1990, ABS Capital Partners invests in later-stage growth companies in the business and education services, health care, media and communications and technology sectors. ABS Capital Partners has exited more than 70 companies including American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI), Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT), Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR), and most recently the sales of The Cobalt Group (sold to Automatic Data Processing, Inc.), Innovation Interactive LLC (sold to Dentsu, Inc.), Metastorm, Inc. (sold to OpenText Corporation) and Restaurant Technologies, Inc. (sold to EQT Infrastructure Fund).