Cooley Group is pleased to announce that J.H. Whitney Capital Partners (“Whitney”), in collaboration with Cooley’s executive leadership team, has acquired Cooley Group from its long-time owners, the Siener family. Whitney is a leader in the private equity industry; since their founding in 1946, they have invested in over 400 companies and currently manage approximately $1 billion in private capital. Whitney remains privately owned, providing private equity capital to small and middle market companies with strong growth prospects in a number of industries, including consumer, healthcare, and specialty manufacturing.