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Gatehouse Holdings, LLC Added to Inc. Magazine's Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000


Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine recently included Gatehouse Holdings, LLC on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.

 Gatehouse Holdings represents a consolidated group of companies from a broad range of industries including two leading producers of specialty baked goods, D'Ambrosio Bakery of Philadelphia and Sunrise Bakery of Brooklyn, NY. Baked goods distribution is provided by another Gatehouse organization, Total Bakery Source. Rounding out a diversified portfolio of Gatehouse companies is Resource Associates Corporation, a multifaceted learning and development organization and Optional Finance, a specialty finance company.

"It's a great honor to be recognized as one of Inc.'s fastest growing private companies in the country," says Karl Buettner, Founding Partner of Gatehouse Holdings. "As we look forward, we plan to focus on growth initiatives within our existing portfolio companies, add-on acquisition strategies, and new partnerships with companies that can continue the growth and success of Gatehouse Holdings."

 The 2009 Inc. 500|5000, as revealed in the September issue of Inc., reports the most robust grouping of companies the magazine has ever compiled, featuring businesses that are proving to be both innovative and resistant to the down economy.

 "Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models," said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. "That's why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year."

 About Gatehouse Holdings, LLC

Gatehouse Holdings, LLC, is a holding company that acquires and operates companies valued from $5-$30M. Our mission is to combine 100+ years of financial and managerial expertise with the existing management teams of our partner companies.


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