Pritzker Adds New Operating Partner

Pritzker Adds New Operating Partner

pritzker nf2Pritzker Group Private Capital has added David Gau to its team as an Operating Partner.  Mr. Gau will be based in Chicago, where he and Investment Partner Michael Nelson will lead the manufactured products investment and operations team.

David Gau nf2Mr. Gau has a history of building and operating multi-national organizations, most recently as the chief executive officer of Intersystems, a manufacturer of material handling equipment for the agriculture industry.  He previously served as executive vice president of global commercial operations for Gates Corp., a $2.9 billion manufacturer of advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions, with more than 14,000 employees across 106 locations in 30 countries. Prior to joining Gates Corp., Mr. Gau was president of Air System Components, a division of Tomkins.

paul carbone nf1“David’s experience building global businesses and history of driving operational excellence makes him the right person to focus and support our companies’ growth plans,” said Paul Carbone, Pritzker Group Private Capital managing partner.

Pritzker Group, led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker, has three principal investment teams: Private Capital, which acquires and operates North America-based middle-market companies in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors; Venture Capital, which is the largest technology venture investor based in the Midwest; and Asset Management, which partners with investment managers across global public markets.

The manufactured products portfolio of Pritzker Group Private Capital includes Signicast, Milestone AV and Technimark.  Acquired in the past year, Milestone AV and Technimark are two of Pritzker Group’s largest acquisitions to date.

Pritzker Group Private Capital is based in Chicago (

2014 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 8-20-14

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