CHICAGO, Illinois – Westbourne Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private investment firm, has announced that Tim Cripe joined the firm as a Principal. Tim will leverage more than 10 years of M&A expertise to support continued growth for Westbourne Capital Partners’ family office oriented direct investing efforts. Tim will be based in Denver, Colorado as part of Westbourne’s initiative to expand its presence in the Rocky Mountain region and the West Coast.
Prior to joining Westbourne Capital Partners, Tim was a Vice President on the Global Investment Banking team for Robert W. Baird where he advised clients on numerous buy- and sell-side engagements as well as provided debt advisory services. During his time at Baird, he spent four years in London where he completed transatlantic and pan-European M&A transactions for clients based in Germany, Italy and the UK. Prior to Baird, Tim held M&A advisory roles with Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. and Crowe Capital Markets where he worked closely with middle-market companies and their management teams. Tim earned an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington and a BS in Finance from Indiana University Bloomington.
“We are excited to have Tim on the team and will leverage his experience across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies to expand our geographic reach beyond Chicago. I am very pleased to work with Tim again, having worked with him ten years ago. His addition to the team continues Westbourne’s long-term approach to investing, both in relationships and companies. Tim’s background is a perfect fit with our core focus of partnering with family offices and investing in leading middle-market companies to drive growth.” said Rob Crisp, Managing Partner of Westbourne Capital Partners.
About Westbourne Capital Partners
Westbourne Capital Partners is a private investment firm that partners with family offices to deploy capital into direct investments in private companies. A successful track record consulting with, and investing in, family-owned enterprises makes Westbourne Capital Partners particularly well-suited to invest in family and founder owned businesses in the manufacturing and food sectors, particularly when ownership is concerned about the impact outside investors might have on the business and its stakeholders. Westbourne Capital Partners is focused on investing in businesses and building shareholder value over the long-term, rather than relying on financial engineering or excessive leverage. For more information, visit www.westbournecp.com.