FFL Partners Wins Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Corporate Cup Challenge for Third Time in Last Five Years
SAN FRANCISCO – June 11, 2018 - FFL Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in growing, quality middle-market companies where FFL can provide differentiated insights to add value, won the Corporate Challenge Cup in the 38th Annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon for the third time in the last five years on June 3. This year’s event featured a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to shore, followed by an 18-mile bike ride on the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park and an eight-mile run that ascended the “sand ladder” from Baker Beach.
“We are thrilled to have won the 38th Annual Corporate Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon,” said Chris Harris, Partner at FFL Partners. “This achievement reflects FFL Partners’ strong dedication to teamwork, exceptional performance and incredible drive to succeed, qualities that have been part of our culture since the firm’s inception.”
The 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon attracted approximately 2,000 athletes from more than 56 countries. Nearly all of FFL’s partners have participated in the grueling event every year that’s known for drawing thousands of amateur and professional athletic participants, including former Olympians.
FFL’s team in this year’s race included Harris, Cas Schneller, Aaron Money, Derek Weiss and Jonathan Bunt. FFL also secured second place in the 2018 event’s individual relay race.
The firm has participated in the annual competition over the last nine years, winning its first Corporate Challenge Cup in 2009 followed by additional wins in 2013 and 2015.
About FFL Partners
FFL Partners is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with over $4.5 billion under management. For over fifteen years, the firm has helped build industry-leading companies, providing capital and advice to exceptional management teams to grow businesses and unlock value. FFL has deep experience in investing and operations, and has brought large-company best practices and professional networks to smaller companies. Business growth has provided over 75% of the value created by FFL for its investors. FFL invests in business services, industrials, consumer products and services, financial services, and healthcare services. For additional information about FFL, please visit FFL’s website at www.fflpartners.com