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.