New investment firm Hudson Glade launches

Rye Brook, New York-based Hudson Glade, a new consumer, industrial and services-focused private investment firm, has debuted.

Rye Brook, New York-based Hudson Glade, a new consumer, industrial and services-focused private investment firm, has debuted. The firm’s co-founders are David Simon and Jeff Lowe. Simon is a former managing director and partner at Littlejohn & Co while Lowe was a managing director and head of the Americas financing and clearing businesses at BNP Paribas.

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–David Simon, a veteran private equity investor, announced the formation of Hudson Glade, a consumer, industrial, and services focused private investment firm. He is joined by Co-Founder Jeff Lowe and they are complemented by Hudson Glade’s Executive Advisory Council, a group of experienced and successful portfolio company executives who have previously worked with Mr. Simon.

Hudson Glade is targeting companies operating in the lower end of the middle market with talented management teams that are passionate about their business and the opportunity to scale. Hudson Glade desires to partner with companies with demonstrated and defensible growth characteristics across the consumer, industrial, and services industries and drive value acceleration by deploying proven operating approaches. Hudson Glade seeks to make good companies great. The firm is focused on control buyout investments.

Prior to Hudson Glade, Mr. Simon was at Littlejohn & Co. for nearly twenty years. Mr. Simon was a Partner, Managing Director, and member of the Investment Committee at Littlejohn & Co. for the past fourteen years. He played key roles in many investments made by Littlejohn & Co. and served as a board member for nine portfolio companies, the majority of which were consumer oriented and many of which were “good-to-great” buyouts. Early in his career, Mr. Simon worked as an investment banking Analyst supporting private equity firms and then as a private equity Associate focused on consumer investments. Mr. Simon earned both his MBA and B.S. at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to Hudson Glade, Mr. Lowe worked for the past eighteen years in capital markets and risk management across two global banks. As a Managing Director and head of the Americas financing and clearing businesses at BNP Paribas, Mr. Lowe was responsible for overseeing more than $150 billion in financing and leading a 125-person team responsible for risk, trading, sales, and platform (technology and operations). He joined BNP in 2008 after managing the sale of his unit from Bank of America, where he joined in 2002. He began his career as an M&A and securities attorney. Mr. Lowe earned his JD from The New York University School of Law and a B.A. and B.S in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School.

About Hudson Glade
Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, Hudson Glade is a private investment firm focused on consumer, industrial, and services companies with demonstrated and defensible growth characteristics operating in the lower end of the North American middle market. The firm desires to partner with talented management teams to drive value acceleration by deploying proven operating approaches. Hudson Glade seeks to make good companies great. For more information, please visit Hudson Glade’s website at www.hudsonglade.com or contact Hudson Glade by email at info@hudsonglade.com