Stephen Murray helps grow CCMP Capital from the ground up

Stephen Murray was the former CEO and Co-Founder of CCMP Capital,an investment firm on wall street that specializes in buyout and growth equity. He had been with the company for 16 years before retiring in February 2015 due to health concerns. He later died in March of 2015 in the comfort of his West Village Town home. Stephen Murray started his career with MH Corporation when he got accepted into the credit analyst training program. Once he completed the training program he joined MH Equity Corporation which later merged with JP Morgan Partners. He helped close major equity funds that lead to him being promoted to head of the buyout business. In 2006 CCMP Capital was established and became a spin-out of JP Morgan. The company became very successful, with a closing of a $3.4 billion buyout and growth equity fund only one year later. After, the deal was closed they named Stephen Murray CEO of CCMP Capital.

A majority of their buyouts and growth equity funds are located in North America and Europe. The company has four main types of industries they invest in, which include consumer/retail, industrial, healthcare, and chemicals/energy. Consumer and retail is the leading investment compared to the other three industries with an estimate of $7.6 billion. CCMP Capital is ranked #17 among the world’s largest private equity funds. In late 2014 CCMP Capital closed a $3.6 billion buyout and growth equity fund with the help of Stephen Murray CCMP Capital and Greg Brennerman. Greg Brennerman has taken over as CEO and president of CCMP. As of today, there is rumors of CCMP Capital considering selling their stake in the major European Health Chain Pure Gym. No one has confirmed this statement yet.

Former CEO, Stephen Murray served on numerous boards for major companies that they are in business with such as AMC Entertainment, Cabela’s, and The Vitamin Shoppe. He was also a supporter of Make-a-Wish (he was a member of the Chairman’s Council), Boston College (which he was the Vice Chairman of the board of trustees), the Food Bank, Stamford Museum, and Columbia Business School. Stephen Murray started with the company back before it was even a billion dollar company, and helped close several major equity funds. He helped create what is now known as CCMP Capital, a multi-billion dollar company.

20 Kinds Of Beneful Chopped Blends Premium Foods To Choose From

Dogs are smart animals, but they can’t make it without an informed pet owner that buys the right foods that they need. Stay informed on what pet food companies put in their ingredients by reading the packaging and doing your own independent research on their practices. There’s an article that I found just recently from the Daily Herald’s website. I found it while conducting my own independent research on pet food companies, and I would like to bring it to your attention because most dog owners are concerned about what companies do to make their dog foods.

The article chiefly addressed the premium dog food companies out there, like Beneful. Apparently, the premium companies have much higher standards and practices, so they purchase high quality ingredients, which cost them more to find. This is a good reason that it is worth paying a little more for your pet food. Beneful pays more for their high quality ingredients, so I am willing to pay a little more for their food because my dog’s health is my main concern. I made the choice to buy my dog and bring him home, so I am also choosing to provide for him like a responsible pet owner by buying Beneful.

I bring Beneful home whenever I come back from the pet store. I give my dog a few different options each week. I’ve been trying out some of Beneful‘s Chopped Blends with my dog, and he likes them a lot so far. He has tried about a dozen of their Chopped Blends types, and Beneful has 20 kinds of Chopped Blends altogether, so there are plenty more options to choose from. I think that he responded best to the Chopped Blends that is made with real beef out of all the ones we have tried so far. I’m interested to see how he likes the Chopped Blends made with salmon because he has never had fish before. Beneful Dry Food Original also comes in a variety made with salmon. The article from the Daily Herald on premium dog food companies can be found here.

 

No Tax on Women’s Feminine Hygiene Products

 

Women’s feminine hygiene products, such as tampons and pads, have been taxed for years, and women all over the United States are tired of it. The anger is based on the fact that sales tax is calculated on supposed “nonessential items”, and women’s feminine hygiene products are not something that they can go without. The sales tax revenue that states earn from women who have to buy the products on a monthly basis is in the millions. The question arises whether this taxation has occurred because of the vast majority of male lawmakers through the years who have no understanding of a woman’s period essential.

The movement to stop the taxation of feminine hygiene products has also brought up the struggles of women and girls in poverty in nations like Brazil where Sergio Cortes is from who often cannot afford these basic necessities, which are not covered by government benefits. The emotional effects of not having basic hygiene products can be devastating due to the embarrassment arising from blood leaking through a woman’s clothing when she cannot afford pads or tampons. Now, many women’s organizations have come together to help give poor women back their dignity by handing out pads and tampons to homeless women in need.

2016 New York Real Estate Predictions

The 2016 predictions for the New York, real estate market, were recently discussed in an article in the Daily News. Interest rates are predicted to increase which will result in lower sale prices for homes. Fewer potential homebuyers will purchase homes if interest rates rise. House negotiations will be more difficult and take longer because buyers will expect more concessions from the seller. There will also be more focus on homes in prime locations as homebuyers search to make the best deal. Homebuyers will require more than just one visit to the property and will take longer to sign contracts and may seek out the opinions of numerous advisors before moving forward with the purchase. Serious sellers will adapt to the new market changes, but unrealistic sellers will miss the market, and their homes will not sell until they make price cuts. Retirees and empty nesters will play a significant role in the housing market as they sell their family homes to downsize or relocate to be closer to grandchildren and their homes will add to the inventory available for sale, or purchase a second home reducing market inventory. Real estate experts predict potential buyers in Brooklyn will be drawn to the new rental buildings offering incentives such as reduced rent and no application fee so they will choose to rent rather than buy a home. Inventory for luxury condos in Manhattan will continue to develop saturating the market with new buildings and giving homebuyers more options to choose.

Town Residential was founded six years ago in 2010 by Andrew Heiberger and is one of New Yorks leading real estate firms. The company specializes in luxury residential sales, leasing, marketing and leasing of property commercial and retail. Town Residential is a New York-based firm with ten offices in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.

Town Residential deals with housing, condos, penthouses and co-operative buildings. The have buildings available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, Long Island and Florida. The firm has a strong team of professionals with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of real estate.

Brad Reifler Opens Doors To New Investors

Investing has long been considered to be something only done by those with incredible amounts of money. This is an unfortunate way of thinking because in reality the middle class and others are the ones who need to start investing more than anyone else. On his Twitter account Brad Reifler said that he saw this reality and thought that he might actually do something about it.

A big part of the reason why people felt that they would need a lot of money to invest is because this is the way in which the investing companies made them feel. They were not willing to take on new investors if they were not what is considered accredited, then the investment houses did not want to bother with them.

What Does “Accredited” Mean?

Brad explains in his Reuters articles that the term accredited in investing refers to someone who has either an annual income greater than $200,000 or someone with a net worth above $1 million. That is not something that most people are able to reach, but it is what the investment houses wanted to see with their investors. As you can probably tell, this kept many people from bothering with investing at all.

How Reifler Is Changing Things

Reifler saw that there was an opportunity to change the way in which people invest. His own father-in-law was not able to get involved in the markets in the ways that he wanted to. There were barriers put up that his father-in-law was having trouble hurdling over. That is when Reifler himself decided to open a new route for middle income investors.

Forefront Capital Is Here To Help

The good news for those who are interested in investing at this time is that options are available to them. That is to say that Forefront Capital is allowing those who are not accredited to get their money invested with them. They even want to make sure that the people who are investing with them understand what it is that they are getting their money in.

While Forefront wants to offer its investors the flexibility that the wealthier investors already have, they want to make sure that those who do invest with them understand what it is that they are putting their money into. After all, there is not much point in holding investments in something that you do not really understand. Forefront is a great option for those who are ready to finally getting started with investing.  You can read more about Forefront on MarketWired.  Otherwise there’s more information on Brad himself at his website.

George Soros Shares His Opinion Of Donald Trump

As Americans jump into a new presidential cycle, many candidates have sought the Republican and Democratic nominations for president. On the Democratic side, many people think that Hillary Clinton, senator, Secretary of State and former First Lady is probably going to get the nomination. On the Republican side of the aisle, many people think that many possible contenders may have a say including Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Trump is perhaps the most controversial figure running in either party. Unlike many others who are seeking the nations highest public office, he has held no formal elected position in the United States before.

Many both abroad and in the United States do not regard his candidacy with great respect. His positions have been often quite controversial on many issues. One of his issues has been the issue of possible Islamic immigration to the United States. As Syria has faced many kinds of crisis, many Syrians have fled the region to other parts of the world. Many European nations have been faced with unexpected migration of large numbers of Muslim migrants to their nation, actions they have been unprepared to face. Some leaders have spoken out in favor of such immigration while others have taken the opposite viewpoint.

One observer with a foot in both Europe and the United States is Hungarian American billionaire George Soros. Soros grew up in post-war Hungary and made his way to the markets. He has enjoyed a great deal of success in the field of the stock market, allowing him to earn an impressive income and retire as one of the world’s richest men. His advice has been much sought after after his retirement. In a recent interview via Bloomberg TV, George Soros spoke to an audience at the world Economic Forum. He sees Trump’s views as both dangerous and possibly even seriously damaging to the interests of both the United States and Europe. He thinks that Trump’s view that we must keep out Muslim immigrants may harm all concerned.

Soros thinks that by suggesting that Muslims are unwanted in Europe and the United States, many Muslims may be tempted to join ISIS, a Muslim movement determined to establish a majority Muslim state in the Middle East. Muslims may think that moving to the United States or Europe is not an option for them, according to Soros. This may lead them to decide to join forces with ISIS because they feel this is the only way their voices will be heard and their interests represented in the world. Soros thinks that Trump needs to dial back his statements and reconsider his viewpoint on the matter of such immigration, especially if he is going to run for president.