Susan Beth Named as a Winner of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

NRD Capital Chief Operating Officer Highlighted as One of Six Top Female Leaders

ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—NRD Capital Management, LLC ("NRD"), an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in franchised and multi-unit business investments, announced today that Susan Beth, Chief Operating Officer, has been chosen as a winner of The M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this award and event to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

Susan Beth, CFE, CM&AA, has been chosen for her accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders. She is one of six female award winners in the "Dealmakers" category and only one of two females working in a private equity group out of 64 total winners.

"I am honored and humbled to accept this award, and to represent both NRD Capital and women in business at The M&A Advisor's 2017 Emerging Leaders Awards," said Ms. Beth. "This recognition is a testament to the success of NRD Capital's first fund, NRD Partners I, and the firm's unique investment philosophy. Our team is doing amazing work, and I am very much looking forward to discovering great brands to partner with to continue building on this success with our second fund, NRD Partners II, which we closed last week."

Ms. Beth has served as Chief Operating Officer at NRD since October 2016. She was previously an Operating Partner and Principal with the fund, which she has been part of since its inception in January 2015. In her current role, she is responsible for identifying brands that offer superior products or services and compelling unit-level economics for investment and working with the firm's portfolio companies through the transaction and onward as a member of the firm's strategy team. Prior to joining NRD, Ms. Beth served as the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President and Director of Franchising at Super Wash Inc., the nation's largest self-serve car wash franchise. Ms. Beth also spent nine years as a multi-unit franchisee in the Super Wash system, having bought her first facility at the age of 19. Ms. Beth, a Certified Franchise Executive and Certified Mergers & Acquisition Advisor, currently serves as a Member of the Board of Managers at Fuzzy's Taco Shop and is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Frisch's Big Boy. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, is a past member of the International Franchise Associations Women's Franchise Committee and was the co-chair of the Chicago Women's Franchise Network. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association. Ms. Beth received the IFA's prestigious Bonny LeVine Award for mentoring and promoting women in franchising in 2012, the Crystal Compass leadership award in 2013,was featured in Franchise Times as one of the publication's "20 to Watch" in 2011 and was named by 1851 Magazine as a "Young One to Watch" in 2016.

"The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2017 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals," said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

Ms. Beth will be recognized at the black tie Awards Gala hosted by The M&A Advisor on September 19, 2017 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to celebrate the achievements of the Emerging Leaders Award Winners.

About NRD Capital

NRD Capital Management, LLC, invests in brands that offer superior products or services and compelling unit-level economics in order to help them strategically grow through the power of franchising. The fund was founded in 2014 by Aziz Hashim, one of the world's leading experts on franchising, with the goal of leveraging operational and financial experience to position high quality brands for accelerated but responsible growth. The differentiated private equity fund takes a unique approach to investing, applying operating expertise and leveraging its wide network of franchisees, in addition to infusing capital in its portfolio companies.

About the M&A Advisor

Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor was the first dedicated media company to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. As the world's premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, the firm provides a range of integrated services including: The M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; the M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV. the M&A Advisor Live; the M&A Advisor Awards; and the M&A Advisor Connects. To learn more about the company's Leadership Services visit www.maadvisor.com.