Steve Murray and the CCMP Capital: A Profile

CCMP CAPITAL is a universal private equity firm that deals in various equity investments in different industries. The firm, which began in August 2006, was formed as a continuation of an investment strategy previously started at JP Morgan Partners. CCMP Capital spun out of JP Morgan, and its affiliate predecessors. The title Stephen Murray CCMP Capital reflects the firm’s heritage organizations that are C-Chemical Ventures, C-Chase Capital, M – Manufacturers Hanover Capital/JP Morgan and P-Partners.

The CCMP Capital specializes in making buyout and growth equity investments for their clients. The firm’s major clients are largely drawn from North America and Europe even though they have investments in almost all parts of the world. Being a global private equity investment firm, the company has created a market niche in four different sectors. The sectors include consumer/retail, industrial, energy and healthcare.

The consumer/retail sector has the specialty retail, service businesses and multi channeling marketing as its sub-sectors. The industrial sector sub-sectors include the manufacturing, distribution, industrial services and chemicals. The consumer/retail and industrial sectors have the most number of investor clients compared to the energy and healthcare sectors that have fewer numbers of investment clientele. The bulk of the investor’s in the firms’ portfolio is from North America. CCMP Capital has among its investors both public and corporate entities who invest in pension funds, funds of funds, endowments and foundations among others.

Steve Murray, a long time private investment executive, was a co-founder and CEO of CCMP capital from 2006 until 2015. Steve had been part of the predecessor companies out of which CCMP Capital was founded since 1989 starting as a junior employee and rising through the ranks. He began his career as a credit trainee in 1984. The top management of the company comprises of a C.E.O and four managing directors. Also among the team are executive advisor, finance staff, principals, and legal and compliance analysts.

In the recent past, the firm has been involved in buyouts of several firms as means of boosting its investment portfolio and increasing its area of operations. A recent buyout includes the Hillman companies that were acquired in 2014 for a disclosed fee of $1.475B.

CCMP Capital support companies in realizing their growth ambitions. As a partnering company, they can leverage resources and financial might to enable their clients achieve sustainability and stability. CCMP Capital aims at being a world class investment partner through active management strategies and powerful value creation models that will be driven by its professional workforce. Having been in the industry for more than 30 years, CCMP Capital continues to be a preferred investment manager for many companies that wish to handle large financial transactions.

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