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Centerbridge Partners

Centerbridge Partners is a private investment firm founded in 2005 by Jeffrey H. Aronson and Mark T. Gallogly. Business commenced in early 2006 from its New York headquarters as the firm launched its private equity platform in May of that year. The credit, distressed strategies and special situations platform followed in November 2007. Being a global firm, Centerbridge manages its European presence from its London branch, which was opened in June 2011.

Jeffrey Aronson

Co-Founder; Managing Principal

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Mark Timothy Gallogly

Co-Founder; Managing Principal

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Richard Grissinger

Senior MD; Portfolio Management, Credit

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Jed Hart

Senior MD; Portfolio Management, Credit

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Matthew Kabaker

Senior MD; Co-Head of Private Equity

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Ben Langworthy

Senior MD; Head of Private Equity, Europe

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Chloé Lavedrine

MD; Investor Relations, Europe

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Vivek Melwani

Senior MD; Portfolio Management, Credit

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William D. Rahm

Senior MD; Head of Real Estate

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Sam Riter

Senior MD; Co-Head of Investor Relations

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Amy Schneidkraut

Senior MD; Co-Head of Investor Relations

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Steven Silver

Senior MD; Co-Head of Private Equity

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Steven Skaar

MD; Real Estate, Europe

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Lance West

Senior MD; Chairman of Centerbridge Partners, Europe

29 past transactions

KIK Custom Products, Inc.

Acquisition in 2015
As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

Civitas Solutions

Acquisition in 2018
Civitas Solutions, Inc., which markets its services nationally as The MENTOR Network, is a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families.

Sompo Canopius AG

Acquisition in 2017
Canopius is a global specialty lines (re)insurer. They are one of the top 10 insurers in the Lloyd’s insurance market and wrote over $1.2 billion premium across the group in 2017. They were formed via a management buyout in December 2003, with £25m equity capital and achieved significant growth through a mix of organic expansion and acquisition. They are privately owned, backed by private equity funding.

American Bath Group, LLC

Acquisition in 2020
American Bath Group is a manufacturing company of the residential, commercial, assisted living, senior care, and premium showroom bathing products. The company designs and manufactures fiberglass reinforced plastic, sheet molded compound, and acrylic bathtubs and showers. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Savannah, Tennessee, United States.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants in the United States. The company owns and operates two restaurant concepts, P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner. As of March 09, 2020, it owned and operated approximately 300 restaurants worldwide, including 25 countries and the United States airport locations. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. As of July 2, 2012, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. was taken private.

SpeedCast

Post in 2021
Speedcast International Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides remote communications and IT services. It operates in two segments, Speedcast Government and Speedcast Non-Government. The company provides managed information services, including cybersecurity, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications, IoT solutions, and network systems integration services. It also offers customer experience management, connectivity, network management, applications and solutions, and professional services. The company has operations in Maritime, Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia, Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It serves approximately 3,200 customers in over 140 countries in sectors, such as maritime, energy, mining, enterprise, media, cruise, humanitarian, and government. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Botany, Australia. On April 23, 2020, Speedcast International Limited, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

SpeedCast

Post in 2020
Speedcast International Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides remote communications and IT services. It operates in two segments, Speedcast Government and Speedcast Non-Government. The company provides managed information services, including cybersecurity, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications, IoT solutions, and network systems integration services. It also offers customer experience management, connectivity, network management, applications and solutions, and professional services. The company has operations in Maritime, Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia, Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It serves approximately 3,200 customers in over 140 countries in sectors, such as maritime, energy, mining, enterprise, media, cruise, humanitarian, and government. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Botany, Australia. On April 23, 2020, Speedcast International Limited, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

GoHealth, LLC

Acquisition in 2019
GoHealth is the nation’s most complete online portal for finding health insurance coverage. They’ve helped more than 2 million consumers compare health insurance quotes and purchase individual coverage online, through their agent network, or directly through a major health insurance company. At GoHealth, they pioneered the health insurance technology industry. They started out as innovators with big ideas who transformed into industry leaders. Similar to health care, their technological approach is constantly evolving, but their main goal has and always will be the same: to provide families and individuals with affordable health insurance.

SumUp

Venture Round in 2022
SumUp is a financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments at the Point-of-Sale or on the go in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. SumUp is the only company to offer an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution built on proprietary hardware and mobile apps. This unique offering enabled SumUp to rapidly expand into 16 markets, including the U.S., Brazil and Germany, making it the mPOS company with the largest global footprint. The company has gone on to develop a full suite of SDKs and APIs for third parties to integrate card payments into their mobile apps. SumUp has been backed by renowned investors, including Groupon, BBVA Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and American Express. In April 2016 SumUp has merged with the mPOS company payleven to create the global leader in mobile payment.

Jaja

Convertible Note in 2020
Jaja is a fintech company that provides digital and physical credit cards and other financing services. It operates an online finance platform offering digitally-led products with a focus on simplicity, functionality, service, and security. Its offering includes a digital wallet and its accompanying card, foreign currency exchange services, as well as near-instant credit decisions leveraging AI. The company was founded in 2015 by three Norwegian entrepreneurs Per Elvebakk, Jostein Svendsen, and Kyrre Riksen with a mission to shake up the British credit card market.

IPS Corporation

Acquisition in 2021
IPS® Corporation is the leading manufacturer of solvent cements, primers and sealants for all markets and applications – plumbing and roofing products – as well as structural and assembly adhesives. In the US and around the world, specifiers, contractors, pipe-fitter, plumbers and fabricators choose our professional grade products for their proven superior reliability, innovative features and performance, which save time and offer unmatched guarantee of first-time right and longer service life.

Senvion SE

Acquisition in 2015
Senvion is an energy solutions organization that manufactures onshore and offshore wind turbines. The organization specializes in developing, producing, and distributing wind turbines. In addition, it also offers a range of project specific solutions in areas such as foundation construction, transport, installation, as well as in service and maintenance. Senvion was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

TriMark USA, LLC

Acquisition in 2017
TriMark is the country’s largest provider of equipment, supplies and design services to the foodservice industry. TriMark offers foodservice operators a new level of service by combining the hands-on support and local market knowledge of a strong regional supplier with the purchasing strength, industry expertise, and delivery capabilities of a national company. We work closely with our customers; which include national restaurant chains, independent restaurant operators, healthcare facilities, entertainment venues, and many other segments; to provide the products and services that will help them operate more efficiently and realize better bottom line results.

Syncapay

Private Equity Round in 2020
Syncapay, Inc. is a holding company which through its subsidiary daVinci Payments, Inc., offers digital payment solutions. It offers solutions, such as virtual prepaid, classic prepaid, disbursement, brand and payment accelerator, real-time funding, push pay, and application programming interface simplified. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Syncsort Incorporated

Acquisition in 2017
Syncsort provides enterprise software that allows organizations to collect, integrate, sort, and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100 companies, use our fast and secure software to optimize and offload data processing workloads. Syncsort software provides specialized solutions spanning “Big Iron to Big Data,” including next gen analytical platforms such as Hadoop, cloud, and Splunk.

Stenn International Ltd

Series A in 2022
Stenn International Ltd an independent factoring institution, provides financial services to companies engaged in international trade. The company offers accounts receivable financing, factoring, cash flow and purchase order funding, and letters of credit services, as well as purchase guarantees, comprehensive receivable management programs, credit insurance, and business development services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Vision Solutions

Acquisition in 2017
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision's trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide.

Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A.

Acquisition in 2015
Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the factoring industry in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, and Greece. The company offers credit management services to the national health system and public administration; electronic invoicing services; and online banking services to persons, enterprises, and micro-enterprises. It also purchases credits claimed against the local health agencies, hospitals, and public administrations. Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

Superior Vision Services, Inc.

Acquisition in 2015
Superior Vision Services, Inc. provides vision and eye care management solutions. The company offers commercial group vision plans for members; allows members to view their eligibility, view their benefits, and print their ID cards; and health plans for brokers. It allows providers to generate eligibility verifications, submit claims, and review processed claims; and benefits managers to print forms, manage members, print ID cards, and learn about vision wellness. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Rancho Cordova, California.

IPC Systems, Inc.

Acquisition in 2014
IPC® offers financial services firms comprehensive advantages when it comes to mission-critical, highly reliable trading communications technology and network services. For all the reasons that follow, more firms – large, mid-sized and small – choose IPC systems and network services.

Remedi SeniorCare

Private Equity Round in 2011
Remedi SeniorCare provides pharmacy services for the long-term care facilities. It offers automatic therapeutic interchange, education and consulting, and transition services. The company also provides Paxit, an automated medication dispensing system; and My Remedi, a Web-based portal that provides information and administrative tools for customers. In addition, it offers pharmacy services, such as in-house starter dose pharmacy, delivery of medications, interim supply, Medicare part D support, medical records, collaborative guidance and support, infusion therapy, transition support, customized reporting, and education and training.

Jaja

Series B in 2019
Jaja is a fintech company that provides digital and physical credit cards and other financing services. It operates an online finance platform offering digitally-led products with a focus on simplicity, functionality, service, and security. Its offering includes a digital wallet and its accompanying card, foreign currency exchange services, as well as near-instant credit decisions leveraging AI. The company was founded in 2015 by three Norwegian entrepreneurs Per Elvebakk, Jostein Svendsen, and Kyrre Riksen with a mission to shake up the British credit card market.

auxmoney GmbH

Venture Round in 2020
auxmoney GmbH develops and operates an online marketplace for peer to peer money lending services. The company provides loans such as instant loans, installment loans, self-employed loans, car loan, vacation loan, education loan, business commencement loan, furniture loan, wedding loan, and personal loans. It also offers factoring service, credit line service, and commercial real estate finance service. The company also enables investors to invest money in bids. auxmoney GmbH was founded in 2007 and is based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Davis Vision

Acquisition in 2017
Davis Vision is a provider of integrated vision care solutions by offering differentiated products and services. Davis Vision owns and operates as a chain of managed eye care centers that offer diagnostics, eyeglasses, frames and laser vision correction surgeries.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant It all started with the dream of two passionate guys named Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch. This dream of exceptional beer and delicious food became a reality in 1988 when the first Gordon Biersch opened in Palo Alto, CA. Now owned and operated by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Gordon Biersch has over 30 locations across the U.S. and 2 franchise locations in Taiwan. It's an exciting time at Gordon Biersch; during 2013 we will be investing in and refreshing our existing locations while preparing for extensive expansion in 2014 through 8-10 restaurant openings.
The Phoenix Holdings Ltd. offers pension, provident fund, and life insurance products; and health line insurance products for medical treatment, surgery, transplants, and pharmaceuticals.
Industrial Container Services is the largest provider of reusable container solutions in North America. Through its multiple brands, ICS operates 49 strategically located facilities in the United States and Canada. ICS is well positioned to service local, regional and national customers alike, and strives to be the supplier of choice for high quality, environmentally responsible container solutions. The Company offers unparalleled expertise with over 100 years of experience in the industrial container space and is focused on anticipating customer needs and exceeding expectations.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Acquisition in 2015
The official Pinterest page of North America's largest family of indoor water park resorts. Built for families, designed for maximum fun.

TypTap Insurance

Private Equity Round in 2021