Andy Shinn and Aaron Sack have joined Morgan Stanley Private Equity as executive directors. Shinn previously was with The Carlyle Group, where he led the acquisition of Home Depot Supply. Sack had spent the past two years with Apollo Advisors, before which he was with Goldman Sachs' principal investment department.
Morgan Stanley announced today that Andy Shinn and Aaron Sack have joined as Executive Directors in Morgan Stanley Private Equity, the Firm's global private equity business. Mr. Shinn, who joined from The Carlyle Group where he recently led the acquisition of Home Depot Supply Inc. prior to his departure, and Mr. Sack, who joined from Apollo Advisors, are based in New York.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity has grown its team of senior professionals since naming Global Co-heads Steve Trevor and Alan Jones at the end of 2006. European Co-heads Brian Magnus and Graham Keniston-Cooper were named in the summer of 2007; and Managing Directors Eric Fry, Michael Hehn, and Operating Partner and Managing Director Gary Matthews were announced in the fall of 2007. Today, Morgan Stanley Private Equity has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo and invests in large and middle-market private equity transactions globally on behalf of its clients.
“Attracting talent on the level of Andy and Aaron further secures our foothold in the private equity space,” said Steve Trevor, co-head of both Morgan Stanley Private Equity and the Merchant Banking Division. “Since the start of 2007, Morgan Stanley has been focused on building a world-class private equity platform for third-party investors, which has at its center professionals uniquely positioned to identify and capitalize on leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, sponsored recapitalizations, joint ventures and other direct investments across various sectors.”
“These most recent additions underscore our commitment to building a team of investment professionals that brings significant expertise in structuring complex financial transactions and a dedication to partnering with entrepreneurial management teams,” said Alan Jones, co-head of Morgan Stanley Private Equity. “Each member of our team brings their own in-depth local market and industry knowledge to bear in finding the best private equity investment opportunities, whether in the Americas, Europe or Asia.”
Mr. Shinn joined The Carlyle Group in 1998 and was involved in transactions in a wide range of industries including financial services, aerospace/defense, industrial and consumer/retail in the United States and Asia. Mr. Shinn served on the Board of Directors of Standard Aero Holdings Inc. and on the Executive Management Committee to the Board of Directors of KorAm Bank. He recently led the acquisition of Home Depot Supply Inc. for The Carlyle Group prior to his recent departure. He began his career at Kidder Peabody & Co./PaineWebber in 1995. Mr. Shinn is an active supporter of local charities, particularly supporting education and the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Shinn graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Sack joined Apollo Investment Management L.P. in 2005 where he was involved in making equity and debt investments in various industries including industrial, consumer and hospitality. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Sack was a vice president in Goldman Sachs' Principal Investment Area concentrating on private equity investments in industrial and natural resources companies. Mr. Sack joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 in the Mergers & Acquisitions group. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, was a Fulbright Scholar, and received an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Merchant Banking Division, makes private equity and equity-related investments on a global basis. Morgan Stanley Private Equity utilizes Morgan Stanley's vast resources, including the Firm's global franchise and relationships with leading corporates, management teams and financial sponsors, to source attractive opportunities for its investment funds. Morgan Stanley's roots in private equity investing date back to 1985 with the Morgan Stanley Capital Partners private equity funds. To date, Morgan Stanley Private Equity and its predecessor funds have invested nearly $6.5 billion of equity across a broad spectrum of industries.
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