Middle market investor Genstar Capital has promoted Rob Clark to director and Scott Niehaus to principal.
“Rob and Scott have been terrific contributors to Genstar Capital,” said Ryan Clark, president and managing director of Genstar. “They have been involved in a significant number of Genstar investments and have played an important role in our ongoing growth over the past few years. These promotions express our strong confidence in their abilities, and we look forward to working with them as they increase their responsibilities within the firm.”
Mr. Clark joined Genstar in 2015 after receiving his MBA from Stanford University and he was promoted to principal in 2018. Prior to joining Genstar, he was an associate at Kelso & Company and began his career as an investment banking analyst at Citigroup. He has his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.
Mr. Niehaus joined Genstar in 2017 after receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School. Earlier in his career, he was an associate at Summit Partners and an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Niehaus has his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
San Francisco-based Genstar invests from $50 million to $400 million in middle-market companies that have enterprise values from $50 million to $1 billion and EBITDAs greater than $15 million. The firm targets investments in the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries.
In February 2019, Genstar held a final closing of Genstar Capital Partners IX LP with $5.9 billion in capital commitments.
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