CCMP Capital

About: As a premier private equity firm, CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC has invested approximately $12 billion in buyout and growth equity transactions since 1984. CCMP Capital’s affiliate, Octagon Credit Investors, a seasoned portfolio manager of below investment grade debt, complements CCMP Capital’s private equity platform by providing its perspective on trends and developments in the bank loan and high yield debt markets. Based in New York and London.

Key Personnel:
Stephen Murray, President and CEO
Greg Brenneman, Chairman
Jonathan Lynch, Managing Director & Head of Investor Relations
Christopher Behrens, Managing Director
Kevin O’Brien, Managing Director
Timothy Walsh, Managing Director
Richard Zannino, Managing Director

CCMP Capital focuses on 5 targeted industries:
•  Consumer, Retail and Services
•  Industrial
•  Energy
•  Healthcare Infrastructure
•  Media and Telecom
There is no specific green sector. For example, Noble Environmental Power, a wind energy company, is lumped together with a gas processing company called Madisonville Gas Processing under CCMP’s Energy portfolio.

News: Noble Environment Power is majority-owned by JPMorgan Partners Fund, which is managed by CCMP Capital. In June 2009, Noble withdrew registration for a proposed $375m IPO which was initially filed in May 2008. No explanation was given. But in July 2008, Noble Environmental and Newton, Mass.-based First Wind Holdings, formerly known as UPC Wind, were both served subpoenas by the New York State Attorney General’s office. The two companies are developing and operating wind farms across New York state. The subpoenas are part of an investigation into whether the companies sought or obtained land-use agreements with citizens and public officials, whether improper benefits were given to public officials to influence their actions, and whether they entered into anti-competitive agreements or practices. Reported by Cleantech.

Former Dow Jones CEO Richard Zannino joined CCMP Capital in July 2009, quoting “I came to realize that private equity is a natural next step”, reported by Reuters. Zannino had resigned as CEO of Dow Jones & Co, the paper’s publisher, in January 2008 after News Corp acquired the company for $5 billion.



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