Graycliff Partners has named Daniel Rubin as a operating advisor. Rubin previously worked with Graycliff’s portfolio companies and will assist in sourcing and evaluating new opportunities in the semiconductor space.
Graycliff Partners LP today announced the addition of Daniel Rubin, an experienced operator and investor in the semiconductor equipment industry, as an Operating Advisor. In this role, Mr. Rubin will assist in sourcing and evaluating new opportunities and advise Graycliff’s portfolio companies within its dedicated equity strategy, focusing on the $60+ billion global semiconductor and display manufacturing industry.
A highly effective and results-oriented executive, Mr. Rubin has more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor, display, renewable energy and biotech equipment manufacturing. He has held numerous leadership positions with large semiconductor equipment companies including Ichor Systems, Integrated Materials, Celerity, and KLA Tencor. Mr. Rubin also has a strong track record in building companies; he co-founded Synos Technology, a provider of advanced deposition technology used for manufacturing OLED displays, which was successfully sold to Veeco Instruments in 2013, and co-founded Ichor Systems (Celerity), a leader in critical subsystems and turnkey process equipment, which went public in 2016.
Mr. Rubin has partnered with Graycliff in several successful ventures, notably as CEO of Impakt Holdings LLC, a provider of design, engineering and agile manufacturing solutions for the display, semiconductor and other capital equipment industries. He served as CEO of Impakt from 2016 through its sale to Celestica Inc. in 2018. Previously, Mr. Rubin was an advisor and coinvestor alongside Graycliff in its 2013 acquisition of Talon Innovations.
“We are thrilled to formally welcome Dan to the team as an Operating Advisor,” said Duke Punhong, Graycliff Managing Partner. “Dan’s skills and expertise were integral to the more than 4x revenue growth we experienced at both Talon and Impakt and will be invaluable as we continue to evaluate opportunities in the semiconductor space.”
“I have worked closely with the Graycliff team over the years and am impressed by their resourcefulness, dedication and expertise,” said Mr. Rubin. “I’m excited to cement my role at Graycliff and am looking forward to working with the team to drive growth and profitability across new and existing portfolio opportunities in a space I know well and in which Graycliff is a trusted and effective partner.”
The semiconductor and display manufacturing industry, is one of the largest and most important in the world, valued at more than $60 billion annually. It is the foundation for producing technologies that are vital for not only consumer electronics and telecommunications but also national defense. Firms like Graycliff that provide capital to enable manufacturers in this foundational technology space are key to assuring continued growth and innovation in the most critical sectors of the global economy.
About Graycliff Partners LP
Graycliff Partners is an investment firm focused on making lower middle market investments, typically in manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution businesses. Through dedicated equity and credit funds, Graycliff provides capital for acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth and expansion. For more information about Graycliff Partners visit www.graycliffpartners.com.