Stephen Murray: The Man of Equity

Stephen Murray is mostly known for his work as a private equity investor and philanthropist. He was also president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital. The CCMP capital serves as a private equity firm, focusing on buyout and growth equity transactions. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-13/stephen-murray-ex-ccmp-chief-who-helped-build-firm-dies-at-52

Murray was hard working, enjoyed being within the business, and devoted his time to many organizations. These included, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. He was also vice chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College.

Stephen Murray also had a college education, graduating from Boston College in 1984 with a degree in economics. In 1989, Murray received his master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School.

Soon after his college career, Murray went straight into business, as he was hired as a credit trainee at Hanover Trust Co., a New York based Manufacturer. The business was once known as Chase Capital Partners, but later became known as JPMorgan Partners.

At one time, it was one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Business was booming within the CCMP, which typically invests $100 millions to $500 million equity per transaction. The CCMP business, in which Murray was a huge part of, focuses on many companies that we hear about today. Some investments include, Cabela’s Inc. and Quiznos Corp.

Sadly, the devoted time of Stephan Murray came to an unexpected end. Many friends and family, executive workers, and businessman were completely heart-struck by the news. Mr. Murray, at age 52 had passed away. It has been noted that he left CCMP a month before he passed away, due to “health-related” reasons. He had been with CCMP since 1989.

According to a close friend and business partner, Greg Brenneman, the CCMP chairman, stated “We are very saddened to learn that our friend and former partner, Steve Murray has passed away.”

Grey Brenneman had know Mr. Murray well, also stating “Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his wife and sons. We know they were his pride and joy.” Stephen Murray CCMP Capital will always be remembered as a excellent investor, a loving family man, and entrepreneur.