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Stephen Murray Who was he?

Stephen Murray…Who was the man? What did he do? Every time a name is mentioned it never fails that these two questions come up. Let’s find out a little bit about this man.

Unfortunately as of March 12th, 2015 Stephen Murray died. It is unfortunate, but we do know a lot about him. He was a philanthropist and a president of a company called CCMP Capital, which is a private equity firm. This firm focuses on buyout and growth equity transactions.

According to sources, he had left Stephen Murray CCMP Capital with what could only be described as ‘health reasons’. He had been with CCMP since 1989 and for a short time it was known as Chase Capital Partners, before J.P. Morgan bought Chase, which is now a national chain of banks.

People are deeply saddened by the news of his passing and are grateful for all that he has contributed, which has been much. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife and four sons. They lived in Stamford, Connecticut at the time of his unexpected death.

Here is a little about his background though. Murray was raised in a New York City suburb in Westchester County, New York. Stephen Murray graduated Boston College in 1984 with a degree in Economics. In 1989 he earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Colombia Business School.

Not long after he graduated Boston College he landed his first job. He was part of the credit analyst training program at Manufacturer’s Hanover Corporation. In 1989, he joined MH Equity Corporation.

Murray did support Make A Wish Foundation, which gives kids with life threatening medical conditions requests, known as ‘wishes’ to have experiences that they may not otherwise have. He also supported his local food bank as well. He also supported Boston College; where he went to school and was also on the board of directors.

He will be missed greatly.

Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://fortune.com/2015/02/17/exclusive-ccmp-capital-ceo-stephen-murray-leaves-firm/

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Stephen Murray’s Participation in Making CCMP Capital Successful

Stephen Murray is CCMP Capital’s former Chief Executive Officer, President, and co-founder. He was a professional in the private equity investment industry before he died on 12th March 2015. Mr. Murray is celebrated at CCMP Capital as an individual who made significant contributions to the company by gave a hand in ensuring the success of the enterprise and its frontrunners. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.wsj.com/articles/ccmp-capital-advisors-gets-backing-to-resume-investing-from-fund-1430946145

He was also famous for his generous giving to crucial community organizations such as the Stamford Museum, Boston College, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Metro New York’s Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Columbia Business School where he attended and was awarded an MBA. Mr. Murray was recognized for his philanthropy and made to be the Boston College’s Chairperson of Trustees Board and a Council Member at Make-A-Wish Foundation.

During his career’s heydays, Stephen served the Manufacturer Hanover Corporation as from 1984, where he was part of the firm’s credit prediction training program. He later moved to the MH Equity Corporation after his former company fused its leveraged finance department with MH Equity. Read more: CCMP’s Murray dead at 52

In 1991, Manufacturers Hanover was bought by the Chemical Bank and the Chemical Ventures Partners merged with MH Equity. Mr. Murray was then given a new management role at the JP Morgan as the head of buyouts enterprises since 2005. He greatly participated in revolutionizing the business into a well-established private equity.

CCMP Capital started off in August 2006 as JP Morgan Chase’s spinoff. Stephen Murray was a co-founder and became the CEO of the firm since 2007. At that time, the company comprised of a takeover and advancement equity team, which Murray led through the growth process from a startup fund to a worth of 12 billion. The firm’s current area of proficiency is private equity investment, and it mainly focuses in capital development dealings and leveraged takeovers. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://observer.com/2015/02/this-old-thing-private-equity-honcho-drops-little-place-uptown-for-11m/

It has over fifty private equity experts based in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Ney York. The primary clients of CCMP Capitals are individuals with a high net worth, organizations, and institutional investors, who require assistance in discovering an ideal business and making investments.  Read more: CCMP :: Team

Stephen Murray also held top positions in various companies. He served as a member of various boards such as AMC Entertainment, Aramark, Generac Power Systems, Legacy Hospital Partners, Pinnacle Foods and Warner Chilcott. He is described by his former work mates as an industrious and ambitious individual who played a significant role in the building of CCMP Capital.