CCMP Capital Was Over 30 Years In The Making

CCMP Capital has its history in its acronym; C for Chemical Ventures, C for Chase Capitol, M for Manufacturers Hanover and J P Morgan Partners, LLC of which it is still a part. It was founded in 1984 as Chemical Venture Partners, a private equity and venture capital branch of Chemical Bank. It has grown, became global and specialize in buyout and growth equity investments. Its successful transitions over time is evidence of the talent, expertise and experience it possess to create top performing companies. With its established growth and delivery of outstanding returs for investors, CCMP’s choice of Robert Toth as new Managing Director gives insight into why it has been so successful. Robert Toth has more than 30 years of leadership experience and both the technical knowledge and strategic vision gained through his roles at Polypore International, Inc. and C P Kelco ApS, as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Toth expressed his excitement at the unique opportunity of using his past experience and expertise working with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams who partner with CCMP to expand and give lasting value to the industrial and chemical firms.


Stephen Murray CCMP Capital invests in four primary industries. It has invested $7.6 billion over 31 years in the consumer and retail industries, $4.1 billion in over 29 years in industrial companies, $1.6 billion over 27 years in health care companies and $2.6 billion in chemical and energy companies. In 1996, Chemical Venture Partners’ acquisition of Chase Manhattan Bank, its name changed to Chase Capitol Partners, whose acquisition of J P Morgan and Company in 2000 resulted in the name J P Morgan Chase. J P Morgan Chase integrated Manufacturers Hanover, Chase Manhattan, J P organ and Company, Hambrect & Quist, the Beacon Group and Robert Fleming and Company, all private equity organizations, to emerge as J P Morgan Partners. After the acquisition of Bank One by J P Morgan Chase in 2004, the new organization became One Equity Partners and the lead private equity platform for J P Morgan Chase. J P Morgan Partners separated from J P Morgan Chase in 2006 creating a new firm, CCMP Capital. Co-founder Stephen P. Murray was a part of the company from 1984 when he became a trainee in the credit analyst program and was CEO when he resigned for health reasons in February 2015, a month before his death. Greg Brenneman assumed the reins and expressed his sadness and the company’s gratitude to Stephen Murray for his 25 years of service to CCMP.


CCMP has offices in New York, Houston and London and continues to manage upper middle market companies including Jetho Cash and Carry, Shoes For Crews, Eco Services, Infogroup, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, L H P Hospital Group and Newark and Chaparral Energy, to name a few, dedicated to their growth.