CCMP Capital Mourns The Death Of Its Former CEO Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray, the former president and CEO of CCMP Capital, passed away on March 12, 2015, at the age of 52. He spent his career life as a private equity investor and philanthropist who managed to attain a good record in both fields. Stephen Murray attended Boston College and graduated with a degree in economics in 1984.By 1989, he had earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School, one of the best business schools in the country. In 1984, Stephen Murray joined the analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, and later in 1989, he joined MH Equity Corporation. Stephen Murray was announced head of a buyout at JP Morgan Partners in 2005. Later in August 2006, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, which was at that time a spinout of JP Morgan Chase that was to venture into the buyout and growth equity markets as a private equity group. Stephen Murray was named CEO of CCMP Capital in 2007 a position which he held until shortly before his demise. As a philanthropist, Stephen Murray made donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum, and Columbia Business School, and also supported them.

CCMP Capital is a global private equity investment firm that is formally known as CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC. As a private equity investment firm, it majors in trade of leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions all over the world. The firm originated from the JP Morgan Partners. CCMP has invested approximately $12 billion in leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions since it was started in 2006 and over $16 billion in since 1984 when it was still part of JP Morgan Partners. From 2007, CCMP Capital is number #17 in World’s largest private equity funds rankings.

CCMP Capital has a large employee base of over 50 staff and runs offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo to run its worldwide operations. CCMP Capital is a pro in the leveraged buyout industry and uses the combined strengths of its proprietary operating resources and extended industry expertise and knowledge to invest in the successful sectors in the market. Their investments are majorly made in the consumer retail sector, industrial sector, healthcare sector and the chemical energy sector.

CCMP Capital’s success in the business sectors is owed to its active management system. This management system is strategized to give the firm a powerful value creation model that greatly helps it in business. This active management system by CCMP Capital’s team has given it the reputation of being a world-class investment partner. The firm has made a lot of market progress and has even beaten other competing firms that existed before it was formed.


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