Sarah Bradley is joining Dallas-based HM Capital as partner, head of fundraising and investor relations. She will help launch a new fund focused on the food and consumer products sector.
HM Capital Partners LLC today announced that Sarah Bradley has joined the firm as a Partner in charge of fundraising and investor relations. Ms. Bradley joins from Investcorp, where she was a Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations & Fundraising.
Ms. Bradley will take a leadership role in raising a new private equity fund focused exclusively on the food and consumer products sector, an area of particular strength and focus for HM Capital over the past two decades. Earlier this year, the team was also strengthened by the return of Robert Sperry, who previously served the firm for seven years as an Operating Partner focused on food and consumer products investments. HM Capital’s senior investment team also includes John R. Muse, Andrew Rosen, Jason Downie and Edward Herring.
Mr. Muse said, “Sarah Bradley is a highly respected private equity professional with whom we collaborated successfully during her days as an investment banker in the consumer products sector. She has an exceptional reputation in the institutional investor community, having previously built a best-in-class fundraising and investor relations function that is recognized for its transparency, comprehensive communications and detailed reporting. We look forward to Sarah replicating that success as we strive to strengthen existing relationships and develop new partnerships with institutional investors.”
Mr. Rosen added, “We are very excited about our future in the food and consumer products sector, where we have enjoyed sustained success through many investments and economic cycles. The addition of Sarah and the return of Bob Sperry to our team further enhance our ability to pursue a variety of attractive opportunities in the sector.”
Sarah Bradley Background
Ms. Bradley has more than 15 years of consumer investment banking and private equity experience. Prior to joining Investcorp in 2008, she was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in New York in the Financial Sponsors Group and Consumer Group, where she was responsible for food and consumer investment banking and middle-market sponsor coverage, and a Director in the Global Consumer Group of the investment bank of Citigroup in New York. She began her banking career as an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. During her investment banking career, she worked with HM Capital and other private equity firms on numerous transactions in the food and beverage and consumer products sector.
Robert Sperry Background
Mr. Sperry has 30 years of operating and investment experience in the food and consumer products industry. He was previously a Partner with Brynwood Partners and served as an Operating Partner with Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, HM Capital’s predecessor, for seven years. Prior to that, Mr. Sperry spent 17 years with Nestle in a wide range of general management roles.
About HM Capital
Based in Dallas, HM Capital Partners LLC has an outstanding track record investing in the food industry, having completed more than 25 transactions with a total enterprise value of more than $5 billion.