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Accelerates Growth Plans

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McCarthy Capital Invests in Leading Lifestyle Real Estate
Firm to Fuel Innovative Model

June 3, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – a division of United Real Estate Holdings and the leading lifestyle- and rural-focused real estate franchising company – announced today that it has partnered with McCarthy Capital Fund V (“McCarthy Capital”) to more aggressively drive its rapid expansion. McCarthy Capital currently manages nearly $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio specializing in helping grow strong businesses in partnership with existing management.

“The McCarthy Capital team brings a great deal of proven expertise to the table and will help us accelerate the realization of our long-term strategy,” said Dan Duffy, chief executive officer of United Real Estate Holdings. “With the track record that McCarthy Capital presents and the quality and experience of their group, we couldn’t have hoped for a better partner as we move forward.”

The growth capital allows United Country Real Estate to operate with excess liquidity and a strong balance sheet to effectuate its business strategies. Existing management will remain in place without exception and will have increased ownership as part of the transaction.

“Investing in strong management teams and profitable business models with significant growth potential is core to our approach,” said Patrick Duffy, president of McCarthy Capital, who is not related to United’s Dan Duffy. “United Country Real Estate is positioned to capture substantial market share in the lifestyle and rural real estate brokerage space. We are thrilled to support Dan and his team as well as all of the affiliated United Country offices, brokers, agents, and auctioneers on this journey.”

“We have been executing a very deliberate, aggressive long-term business plan to best deliver our 90-year mission of exposing local lifestyle and rural properties more broadly,” Dan Duffy said. “The leadership team at McCarthy Capital saw an opportunity to accelerate this long-term plan and fit perfectly with the United culture. We will continue to enhance our programs to assist our agents, brokers, and auctioneers in offering differentiated and advantaged services for their clients. We are extremely excited about this new chapter in our 90-year history.”

About United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate is the leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals specializing in lifestyle and rural real estate. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925 with a unique, comprehensive advertising program. This exclusive program includes the highest ranked and largest portfolios of specialty lifestyle property marketing websites, unequaled national print advertising, the largest internal real estate advertising agency, an extensive buyer database of more than 550,000 opt-in buyers, and additional proprietary programs to advertise properties more broadly. For more information about United Country Real Estate, please visit UnitedCountry.com.

About United Real Estate Holdings

United Real Estate Holdings, operating the United Country Real Estate and United Real Estate brands, is the leading fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals globally. The two brands combined address the unique markets they serve, rural and urban, with exclusive marketing and technology solutions. United supports nearly 600 offices and 5,000 real estate professionals across four continents with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of real estate websites, the largest internal real estate marketing services company, an extensive buyer database, and international advertising of properties.

About McCarthy Capital Fund V

McCarthy Capital Fund V is managed by McCarthy Partners Management, LLC, an affiliated RIA of McCarthy Capital. McCarthy Capital, headquartered in Omaha, NE, is focused exclusively on lower middle-market companies. For nearly 30 years, the McCarthy organization has been partnering with founders, families, and exceptional management teams to support the growth of their companies. For more information about McCarthy Capital, please visit McCarthyCapital.com.
 

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