Weintraub Firm Represents Private Fund in $3.35 Million Investment

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 12, 2008 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented the Central Valley Fund, a private investment fund with offices in Davis and Fresno, California, with a mezzanine investment of approximately $3.35 million in Ultra Gro, LLC. The investment was used to fund a buyout of the family-owned company by a management team intent on maintaining and growing the business.

Ultra Gro, LLC based in Madera, California, formulates, blends, and distributes liquid agricultural fertilizers customized for a diverse group of crop growers, primarily in the Central San Joaquin Valley. The Central Valley Fund was established by the principals of Gael Partners, LLC to finance later stage growth through mezzanine and prefered investments. It focuses on making investments in California’s Central Valley and throughout the state (www.centralvalleyfund.com).

Shareholders Chris Chediak and Mike De Angelis of the firm’s corporate and securities group assisted the Central Valley Fund with the investment. “We are pleased to assist the Central Valley Fund with their investment and mission of continued growth in California’s Central Valley,” said Chris Chediak.

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is Sacramento’s leading business and litigation law firm with one of the largest corporate practices in the region. Major practice areas include litigation, real estate, corporate, securities, banking, intellectual property, licensing and distribution, nonprofit law, entertainment, labor and employment, fiduciary abuse, tax, trusts and estates.