Berkshire Partners promotes two to MD

Berkshire Partners said Monday that Samantha Adams and Thomas Kuo were named Managing Directors effective Jan. 1.


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Samantha Adams and Thomas Kuo were appointed Managing Directors effective January 1, 2016. They join the 22 current Managing Directors of Berkshire in managing the firm and its affiliated investment funds. Berkshire’s 24 Managing Directors have an average tenure of 16 years with the firm.
Ms. Adams joined Berkshire Partners in 2012 as Director of Talent Management. Prior to joining Berkshire, Ms. Adams held various positions at Bank of America, Hill Holiday Advertising, Discovery Health Channel and Bain & Co. She received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Kuo joined Berkshire Partners in 2007 and has extensive experience with Berkshire’s business services, industrial and transportation companies. Prior to joining Berkshire, Mr. Kuo was in the private equity industry for several years, holding positions at General Atlantic and Goldman, Sachs & Co. He received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Berkshire’s investment staff is comprised of professionals who have a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including operations, consulting and finance. The original team, which came together in the mid-1980s, has expanded significantly as the firm’s capital base and investment scope have grown.
About Berkshire Partners
Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, pursues investments in both private equity and marketable securities. Since 1986, the firm has deployed capital from its eight private equity funds with $11 billion in aggregate capital commitments to make over 115 investments in middle market companies. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in several areas including consumer products and retail, business services, industrials, communications and transportation. Within private equity, Berkshire seeks to invest $50 million to $500 million of private equity capital in each portfolio company and has a strong history of partnering with management teams to grow the companies in which it invests with the goal of consistently achieving superior investment returns. The firm invests in marketable securities through Stockbridge Investors, which was founded in 2007 and seeks to manage a concentrated portfolio of attractive long-term investments. Collectively, the firm benefits from its shared experiences, insights and relationships. For additional information, visit