UNITED KINGDOM APRIL 1st, 2015 – Centre Lane Partners, LLC (“Centre Lane”), a private investment firm based in New York, has been recognized by Acquisition International Magazine with two awards in their 2014 Top Transactions Awards: Best Consumer Manufacturing Transaction – USA and the Award for Excellence in North American Middle Market Investing. The Top Transactions Awards celebrate exceptional transactions in the field of mergers and acquisitions, and are the result of extensive analysis by Acquisition International’s dedicated awards team alongside a meticulous voting process.

Both awards were in recognition of Centre Lane’s acquisition of Lancaster Colony Corporation’s candle operations. The new stand-alone entity is called Candle-lite and is a leading manufacturer of candles and other candle related accessories. The company sells its products under its own proprietary brands as well as under certain private label brands. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and with a manufacturing facility located in Leesburg, Ohio, Candle-lite is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2015.

About Centre Lane Partners, LLC

Centre Lane is a private investment firm focused on making equity and debt, control and non-control, investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. Industries targeted for investment are broad and diverse with no industry excluded from our consideration.