J.F. Lehman & Company Nominated For Boutique Private Equity Firm of the Year and Other Awards

For Immediate Release

November 06, 2006

NEW YORK, November 6, 2006 – J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace and maritime sectors, has been nominated in three award categories for the 2006 M&A Advisor Awards. The nominations include Boutique Private Equity Firm of the Year.

In addition, J.F. Lehman’s recent acquisition of Atlantic Marine Holding Company was nominated for both Middle Market Deal of the Year and Industrial Deal of the Year.

Nominations by The M&A Advisor were made in preparation for its annual tribute to outstanding achievements in the middle market M&A industry. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Monday, December 11th at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

About J.F. Lehman & Company
J.F. Lehman & Company is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the defense, aerospace and maritime sectors. The firm has completed 11 investments (involving 14 companies) with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $1.5 billion. J.F. Lehman & Company has offices in New York, Washington and London. For more information about J.F. Lehman & Company, please visit www.jflehman.com

J.F. Lehman & Company is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors. The firm has offices in New York and Washington.

For more information about J.F. Lehman & Company, please visit www.jflpartners.com.

Contact

Lisa M. Steffens

J.F. Lehman & Company

(212) 634-1150

lms@jflpartners.com