Stephen Murray Creates Legacy Through CCMP Capital Advisors
Stephen Murray CCMP Capital Advisors LLC is a private equity firm headquartered in New York City with offices in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm, which was founded in 2006, operates worldwide and specializes in buyouts and growth investments. CCMP focuses on companies from $250 million to $2 billion in size and invests between $100 million and $500 million in equity for each deal. CCMP’s advisors deliver success by working with CCMP’s clients’ managing teams to develop mutual goals, reach various targets and monitor transaction progress.
CCMP Capital Advisors was founded through a series of mergers. In 1984 Chemical Venture Partners was established as a branch of Chemical Bank. Throughout the years Chemical Venture Partners merged with a number of different companies, including with JPMorgan in 2000 to become JPMorgan Partners. In 2002 JPMorgan Partners Global Investors fund closed its doors, and four years later CCMP Capital Advisors was formed.
The private equity firm specializes in the energy, healthcare, industrial and retail industries. CCMP includes J.P. Morgan Partners, AMC Entertainment, Aramark, Cabela’s and Medpace among its many notable clients.
Stephen Murray was a private equity investor and former vo-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital Advisors. Murray passed away in March of 2015. He worked for CCMP Capital Advisors and its predecessors since 1989. He became head of buyouts at JPMorgan Partners in 2005. In 2006 he co-founded CCMP Capital Advisors and became its CEO in 2007.
Murray received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and his master’s degree in business from Columbia. The businessman served on the board of Octagon Credit Investors, AMC Entertainment and the Vitamin Shoppe among other companies. Murray was also involved in philanthropy and charities throughout Boston and New York City. He supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was its vice chairman of the board of trustees, Boston College and Stamford Museum among others.