Ex-CEO of Polypore Joins CCMP

Ex-CEO of Polypore Joins CCMP

ccmp nf2CCMP Capital Advisors has hired Robert Toth as a Managing Director.  Mr. Toth will be responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities in the industrial and chemicals sectors. He will also work with CCMP’s current portfolio companies in these sectors on growth plans and value creation opportunities.

Robert Toth nf1Mr. Toth has more than 30 years of senior experience at global industrial and chemical companies, most recently serving as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Polypore International – a global filtration company specializing in microporous membranes. Prior to Polypore, Mr. Toth held the role of President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of CP Kelco, a producer of specialty hydrocolloids (a type of substance that forms a gel in the presence of water). Prior to joining CP Kelco in 2001, Mr. Toth spent 19 years at Monsanto Company and Solutia Inc. where he held a variety of managerial and executive roles.

“A significant portion of Bob’s career was spent in CEO positions at private equity-backed industrial and chemical companies, so he has a keen understanding of how to nurture growing businesses and create value for all of their constituencies. We are thrilled to add yet another career operating executive to our investment team and welcome Bob to CCMP,” said Tim Walsh, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of CCMP.

CCMP specializes in middle market buyouts and growth equity investments of $100 million to $500 million in North America and European companies. The firm typically invests $100 million to $500 million of equity per transaction in companies with enterprise values of $250 million to $2 billion. Sectors of interest include consumer/retail, industrial, chemicals/energy, and healthcare. CCMP is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Houston and London (www.ccmpcapital.com).

“The team at CCMP has a proven record of successfully partnering with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams, particularly in the industrial and chemicals sectors, and I look forward to working with them as we expand and add lasting value to the firm’s industrials and chemicals portfolio,” said Mr. Toth.

“Bob has distinguished himself as an outstanding leader with the technical knowledge and strategic vision to grow unique industrial technology, specialty materials and chemical businesses, and we are certain he will be a valuable asset to our firm and our portfolio companies,” added Mr. Walsh.

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