Stephen Murray was a well-known investor and philanthropist. He attended Boston College where from where he graduated in 1984 with a degree in economics. Later, Murray attended Columbia Business School and earned his master’s degree in business administration. Murray kicked off his career in 1984 at Manufacturers Hanover Cooperation where he became a member of the credit analyst training team. Later in 1989, he joined the MH Cooperation. In 2005, Stephen Murray was appointed as the head of buyout business at the JP Morgan Partners. Murray was a co-founder of the CCMP Capital, a global private equity firm that specializes in buyouts and growth equity investments. In his career, Murray has also served as a board member of major companies such as the General Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, and The Vitamin Shoppe among many others. As a philanthropist, Murray has served as a Vice Chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College. He was also a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Make a Wish Foundation that is located in Metro New York. In his life and career, Murray has supported many organizations among them, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum and Columbia Business School.
CCMP Capital is a global private equity firm. It majorly specializes the functions in buyout and growth equity investments in North America and Europe. The financial organization began operating as an independent company in 2006. The name CCMP is an acronym that reflects the organizations that involved in the formation of CCMP Capital, these groups include Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, Manufacturers Hanover Capital/J.P Morgan, and Partners. The Stephen Murray CCMP Capital has invested in various companies whose size ranges from 250 million US dollars to two billion US dollars. The amount of equity financed by CCMP Capital in these firms range from 100 million US dollars to 500 million US dollars. The private equity firm invests in these companies with the objective of:
• Offering estate diversification solutions to the founder-owned business.
• Enabling corporate curve-outs and management buyouts.
• Converting public companies into privately owned institutions.
• Growing businesses that are going through the development stage.
• Equalizing over-levered capital structures.
Stephen Murray CCMP Capital advisers according to Linked In have invested more than 16 million US dollars in buyout and growth equity transactions since 1984. The equity firm invests in four major targeted sectors that include consumer/retail, industrial, healthcare, and chemicals/energy. It invests in these sectors by leveraging combined strengths of the firm’s proprietary operating resources and industry expertise. The private equity firm has built its reputation globally as a world-class investment partner. The company’s experienced management team and its powerful value creation model have made it famous globally. At the beginning of this year, it was announced by CCMP Capital Advisers that they had appointed a new managing director to the firm. Mr. Robert Toth was named to the position to be a full-time investment member whose responsibility will be to source new investment opportunities for the equity firm.