Stephen Murray passed away at his home in Stamford on 12 March 2015 at the age of 52. He was the CEO and the president of CCMP, a leading private equity firm. Murray had left CCMP for one month due to what the company notified as “health related” issues.
Murray had been with the company and its predecessor firms since 1989. Initially, it was known as Chase Capital Partners, but it was changed to JP Morgan Partners after Chase was purchased by J.P Morgan. Before spinning out from JP Morgan in 2006, it was one of the biggest private equity firms in the world. Mr. Murray took over as the CEO in 2007, after Jeff Walker, a co-founder. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP: http://fortune.com/2015/03/13/ex-ccmp-capital-ceo-steve-murray-passes-away/
Under the leadership of Stephen Murray, CCMP Capital has grown to be a multinational private equity investment firm that specializes in growing equity investment and leverage buyouts. The firm headquarter is based in New York, but it features other offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London. The firm is renowned for providing services to major industries across Europe and North America. Mainly the CCMP Capital focuses in the industrial sector, health sector, chemical and energy sector, and consumer and retail industry.
Murray graduated with a degree in economics from Boston College in 1984, later in 1989; he earned his master’s in business administration from Columbia Business School. He started his business career at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation as Credit Analyst under the training program. Afterwards, he joined MH Equity Corporation in 1989, which merged with Manufactures Hanover’s Private Equity Group. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP: http://xrepublic.net/2015/09/11/stephen-murray-the-great-investor-and-deal-maker-for-ccmp-capital/
CCMP Capital has invested into various leading firms, including JP Morgan Partners Global Fund, Brake Bros Limited, Bill Barret Corporation, CCMP Capital Investors II, and 1-800 Flowers. Moreover, the firm has stakes in Renovo, The Tennis Channel, Pinnacle Foods, and Smurfit Kappa group. According to reliable source, CCMP Capital typically invest about $100 million to $500 million of equity per transaction. Read more: Stephen Murray and CCMP Capital and A History of CCMP Capital And Its Founding CEO Stephen Murray
As a founding partner and CEO, Mr. Stephen Murray has left a legacy of a dealmaker and terrific investors, and CCMP Capital team will remain forever grateful for his contribution to its success. Before his demise, Mr. Murray was also serving on the Boards of various organizations that include Octagon Credit Investors, and Jetro JMDH Holdings, Strongwood Insurance Holdings and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet among others. Besides, in his career, he sat on the boards of companies such as Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Pinnacle Foods, and Legacy Hospital Partners.