- Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square Capital Partners Type Private Ownership Industry Private Equity Founded 1968 Headquarters New York City, New York, United States Products private equity funds Total assets $6 billion Website www.courtsquare.com
Court Square Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout transactions. Court Square was originally a captive private equity firm within Citigroup known as Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners. Court Square's investment professionals have invested over $4.5 billion in more than 150 transactions, which have returned $14 billion to date.
Court Square currently manages approximately $6 billion of investor commitments. The firm focuses on several industry sectors including: business services, health care, industrials, media and publishing, and technology and telecommunications.
Court Square is headquartered in New York City and was spun out of Citigroup in 2006. The firm is named after the location of Citigroup's offices at One Court Square in Queens, New York. The firm's predecessor Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners traces its roots to 1968 with the founding of Citigroup Venture Capital. In the 1980s, CVC Equity Partners began to focus primarily on leveraged buyout transactions.
The spin out of Court Square came at the same time as the spin outs of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital), Deutsche Bank (MidOcean Partners) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).
- Court Square Capital Partners (company website)
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ABN Amro: AAC Capital Partners · Bank of America: BAML Capital Partners · Barclays Capital: Barclays Private Equity · Bear Stearns: Irving Place Capital (fka BSMB) · CIBC World Markets: Trimaran Capital Partners · Citigroup: Metalmark Capital · Court Square Capital Partners · CVC Capital Partners · Credit Suisse: DLJ Merchant Banking · Avista Capital Partners · Diamond Castle Holdings · Deutsche Bank: MidOcean Partners · First Chicago Bank (defunct): Madison Dearborn Partners · GTCR · Goldman Sachs: Goldman Sachs Capital Partners · JPMorgan Chase: CCMP Capital (fka JPMorgan Partners) · One Equity Partners · Lazard: Lazard Alternative Investments · Lehman Brothers (defunct): Trilantic Capital Partners · Morgan Stanley: Metalmark Capital · Morgan Stanley Capital Partners · UBS: UBS Capital · Affinity Equity Partners · Capvis · Lightyear Capital · Wells Fargo: Norwest Venture Partners · Pamlico Capital · William Blair & Company: Chicago Growth Partners · William Blair Capital PartnersList of investment banking private equity groups
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