Artemis Adds Two Associates

Boston-based private equity firm Artemis has added two associates to its team with the hirings of Taylor Murphy and Nick Reyes.

Both Ms. Murphy and Mr. Reyes are active with due diligence, transaction processing, reporting, and portfolio company support.

Ms. Murphy joins Artemis after 3 years at Canaccord Genuity where she supported, structured, and executed more than 25 transactions under a variety of mandates including sell-side assignments. Prior to her time in investment banking at Canaccord Genuity, Ms. Murphy was an analyst with Actifio, a Massachusetts-based enterprise data management company that was acquired by Google in 2020.

“It became clear to us during the interview process that Taylor was a perfect fit with Artemis’ culture,” said Peter Hunter, a managing partner of Artemis. “She clearly has the capability to both collaborate with Artemis’ current team and bring a refreshing and unique perspective to the analysis of potential portfolio companies. I am excited to work with her in what is sure to be a successful career with us.”

Mr. Reyes joins Artemis from Goldman Sachs’ corporate credit platform where he was active evaluating both debt and equity-like investment opportunities for leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations, and capital stock refinancings.

“Nick demonstrated throughout the interview process an impressive skillset, encouraging intellectual curiosity, and a highly synergistic personality that has led to him already becoming a vital and successful member of the team,” said James Ward, a managing partner at Artemis. “I look forward to working with Nick and seeing the way in which his unique skill set, background, and experiences contribute to the overall success of the firm.”

Ms. Taylor – with undergraduate degrees from both Bentley University and Baylor University – joined Artemis in October 2020, and Mr. Reyes – with an undergraduate degree from Emory University – began with the firm in March 2021.

Artemis invests in companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million and EBITDA of $1 million to $10 million. Target companies include manufacturers of differentiated industrial technologies in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial automation, scientific and research, and medical sectors.

In September 2020, Artemis acquired Omega Optical, a maker of optical filters and coatings that are used to control the passage of light in optical applications including flow cytometry (to study cells and molecules), fluorescence microscopy (to study organic or inorganic substances), spectroscopy (to study matter and electromagnetic radiation), LiDAR (to measure distances using laser light), machine vision, and satellite imaging. Omega is headquartered 100 miles northwest of Boston in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Artemis was founded by Mr. Hunter in 2010 and is based in Boston.

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