Andrew Crawford has joined General Atlantic as a managing director based in New York. Mr. Crawford will lead General Atlantic’s global investment activity in the retail and consumer sector.
“We are pleased to welcome Andy to our global team and to lead our efforts in the retail and consumer sector,” said William Ford, CEO of General Atlantic. “Andy’s investing acumen, retail and consumer expertise and leadership qualities will be a significant addition to our team.”
Mr. Crawford joins GA from Advent International, where he has been a principal focused on retail and consumer investments. He led or co-led and served on the board of directors of a number of Advent investments including Bojangles, Charlotte Russe, and Five Below. He also worked with lululemon athletica and Shoes For Crews. Mr. Crawford joined Advent in 2003. Mr. Crawford received a BS from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“I have long admired General Atlantic and its long-term, value-added approach to building great companies. GA’s global footprint and team of highly experienced professionals will be very attractive for retail and consumer companies looking to expand beyond their native borders into developed as well as emerging economies. I am thrilled to be joining GA’s dynamic team at this exciting time,” said Mr. Crawford.
General Atlantic is focused on providing capital and strategic support to growth companies. The firm was founded in 1980 and manages approximately $18 billion in capital. General Atlantic has more than 90 investment professionals based in New York, Greenwich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, London, Munich, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Singapore (www.generalatlantic.com).
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