Wind Point’s Mark Burgett leaves firm after more than 14 years

  • Burgett joined Wind Point in September 2003: LinkedIn
  • Wind Point Partners VIII raised $985 mln in July
  • Wind Point sold Evans Food to Gaytan

Mark Burgett, a longtime Wind Point Partners managing director, has left the private equity firm after more than 14 years.

Burgett quietly exited Wind Point a couple of months ago, two sources said.

Ron Liberman, a Wind Point spokesman, said Burgett left the buyout shop in the “last few months.” He declined to be more specific.

Burgett’s LinkedIn profile still lists him as an MD at Wind Point. He no longer appears on the Wind Point website.

Liberman said Burgett left due to “personal health considerations.” Burgett could not be reached for comment.

Burgett’s departure comes just months after Wind Point closed its latest fund. In July, the firm’s eighth pool raised $985 million. The total surpassed Wind Point Partners VIII’s $750 million hard cap. Moelis & Co was placement agent.

Burgett was “critical” to the fundraising of Wind Point VIII, one of the sources said. The MD’s departure doesn’t trigger any key-man issues, Liberman said.

Burgett joined Wind Point in September 2003, his LinkedIn profile said. He was formerly a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division and an analyst at Robert W. Baird.

Founded in 1984, Wind Point invests in middle-market companies. Sectors include consumer products, industrial and business services. Wind Point said Nov. 6 that it had exited Evans Food Group, selling the portfolio company to Gaytan Foods Inc. Terms weren’t disclosed. Gaytan, City of Industry, California, makes branded and private-label pork rinds.

Action Item: Contact Wind Point’s Ron Liberman at rliberman@wppartners.com

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