Stephen Murray, a Great Investor and Deal Maker for CCMP Capital

Stephen Murray served as the CEO and the president of CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital is a private equity investment headquartered in New York. The company deals with leveraged buyout and capital transactions. It has offices in Hong Kong, London and Tokyo. The company has employed over fifty employees led by their recently employed Chief Executive Officer, Greg Brenneman who was appointed after the retirement of Stephen Murray.


Stephen Murray was born in August 1962 at a district in New York, Westchester County. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Boston College and later advanced his studies pursuing Masters in Business Administration from the Columbia Business School in the year 1989.


Stephen Murray began his career by joining the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover in the year 1984. He then joined MH Equity Corporation in 1989 after graduating from the Columbia School with an MBA.

In August 2005, Murray implemented his entrepreneurial skills by co-establishing CCMP Capital, a buyout and growth capital firm (you can read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away). In the year 2007, he was appointed the president and CEO of CCMP Capital, a position he maintained for a period of approximately 10 years.

Serving as the CEO and president of CCMP Capital, Murray was able to grow and expand the company rapidly. The company was able to employ more than 50 employees distributed widely among its subsidiaries.

The firm established offices in major cities in the world including Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. Having established new offices, CCMP Capital was able to expand its capital transactions to the rest of the world. A few years ago, the company emerged as one of the largest provider of buyout transactions and leveraged growth in the world of business, ranking 17 on the list of the world biggest and top performing equity investment companies in the world. Read more: This Old Thing? Private Equity Honcho Drops Little Place Uptown for $11M

Today, the company has more than $16 billion worth of transactions in the buyout and growth equity industry according to reports by Bloomberg Business.

However, Stephen Murray passed away on 12th March last year after reports had earlier confirmed that his earlier resignation was based on particular health concerns. He will be remembered as a successful business executive both academically and professionally. Everyone at CCMP Capital was sorry to hear about the death of their former executive and will remember him for his great investment and deal making skills.

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