Robert McGuire has joined CCMP Capital as a senior member of the firm’s London office. He most recently served as vice chairman of J.P. Morgan Cazenove.
CCMP Capital announced today that Robert J. McGuire will be joining the firm as a Senior Member of CCMP Capital Advisors (UK), LLP (CCMP Capital’s UK affiliate) and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee effective August 18, 2010. Together with Thomas Walker and Stephen Welton, also Senior Members, Mr. McGuire will oversee the expansion of CCMP’s investment activities in Europe. He will be based in the firm’s London office.
“Bob brings nearly fifteen years of experience in the European marketplace and a valuable network of corporate relationships as a result of his senior roles at JPMorgan, JPMorgan Cazenove and Goldman, Sachs & Co. He will play an integral part in sourcing, analyzing and executing investment opportunities in Europe,” said Stephen Murray, President and CEO of CCMP Capital.
“The breadth and depth of Bob’s European expertise will help us take CCMP’s investment activities in the region to the next level of growth and will bolster our efforts to generate outsized returns for our investors,” added Greg Brenneman, Chairman of CCMP Capital.
Thomas Walker, Senior Member of CCMP Capital, added, “After having worked alongside Bob for several years, we are excited to have him join our team in London. His numerous senior-level relationships and experience covering industrial companies across the U.K., Ireland and Europe will enhance our ability to originate quality investment opportunities.”
“CCMP’s investment discipline and its proven ability to create value by enhancing operations has positioned the firm well in the private equity landscape. CCMP has a clear and effective strategy and a track record of successful investments spanning various sectors and geographies. I am excited to be a part of the firm’s future successes as we work together to expand CCMP’s European business,” said Mr. McGuire.
Mr. McGuire, 45, most recently served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Cazenove where he was responsible for senior client relationships with numerous UK-based companies, with a focus on those in the energy sector. From 2005 to 2008, he served as JPMorgan Cazenove’s co-head of Corporate Finance and then head of Corporates. In this capacity, he was responsible for integrating the corporate finance groups of JPMorgan and Cazenove in their 2005 joint venture and was also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. McGuire was head of UK Investment Banking for JPMorgan where he restructured the team and initiated a review of strategic options in the UK. He served as head of JPMorgan’s European energy team from 2000 to 2002, where he oversaw the merger and consolidation of the European energy teams of JPMorgan, Chase and Flemings. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Mr. McGuire was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. ultimately serving as head of the firm’s European energy and power team.
Mr. McGuire earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in history and in economics from Boston College.
About CCMP Capital
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size. CCMP Capital focuses on five primary industries: Consumer/Retail; Industrial; Energy; Healthcare; and Media. Selected investments under management include: ARAMARK Corporation, Chaparral Energy, Edwards Limited, Francesca’s Collections, Generac Power Systems, Infogroup, Jetro Holdings, LHP Hospital Group and Warner Chilcott. CCMP Capital’s founders have invested over $13 billion since 1984. CCMP Capital’s latest fund, CCMP Capital Investors II, L.P., closed in September 2007 with commitments of $3.4 billion.
CCMP Capital has offices in New York, Houston and London. Through active management, its global resources and its powerful value creation model, CCMP Capital has established a reputation as a world-class investment partner.
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