Tuesday, February 6, 2018

David Bonderman of TPG Capital

David Bonderman was born in Fort Wort, Texas in 1942. He was graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1963, where he studied Russian and picked up a Phi Beta Kappa key; attended Harvard Law School, where he achieved magna cum laude honors.

He went to work for Texas oil baron Robert Bass in the 1980s, where his deals included a lucrative takeover of the American Savings and Loan Association.

He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is the founding partner of TPG Capital and its Asian affiliate Newbridge Capital.  TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group) is a large private equity investment firm headquartered in Fort Worth and San Francisco. The company’s focus is on leverage buyout, growth capital and leveraged recapitalization investments in distressed companies and turnaround situations.

Their first big deal was a $66 million investment in faltering Continental Airlines, which ultimately made them a $640 million profit.
David Bonderman of TPG Capital
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