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With Chinh Chu (CC Capital).
Wed, Feb 08, 2023 @ 04:30 PM   FREE   Low Memorial Library, 535 W 116th St

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Chinh Chu has had an illustrious 30-plus-year career as a private-equity investor & executive. He is the former Co-Chair of Blackstone Private Equity & current Founder & President of CC Capital.

Mr. Chu joined Blackstone in the early 1990s & spent 25 years at the firm, becoming head of the Software & Technology, Financial Services, Chemicals & Healthcare groups. He served on Blackstone's Executive Committee, co-chaired its Private Equity group, & was a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Chu led some of the most prominent & successful private equity deals at Blackstone.

Mr. Chu founded CC Capital in 2016 & has since spearheaded both traditional private-equity investments as well as a series of SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies). He led the $7.2 billion going-private transaction of Dun & Bradstreet in February 2019 - & less than 18 months later, Dun & Bradstreet was taken public at a 3.5x return for CC Capital's equity investors. CC Capital has created 5 SPACs since 2016, 3 in partnership with Neuberger Berman. Its SPACs have invested in high-quality businesses including Getty Images ($4.8 billion), the global leader in photo imaging & distribution; UTZ ($1.6 billion), the 100 year-old leading manufacturer of salty snacks; E2 Open ($2.6 billion), the leading supply chain software company; & FG Insurance ($2.1 billion), the life & annuities insurer.

Mr. Chu has served on over 20 public & private corporate boards including: City Harvest, Getty Images, E2 Open, Dun & Bradstreet, NCR Corporation, Catalent, Kronos, SunGard Data Systems, Biomet, Celanese Corporation, Nalco, Nycomed, Alliant Insurance Services, London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange (LIFFE), Graham Packaging, AlliedBarton, & BankUnited.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chu worked at Salomon Brothers in the Mergers & Acquisitions department. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Buffalo's School of Management.

Mr. Chu was born in Vietnam & emigrated to America at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. He is the eldest of 6 children born to Dennis & Linda Chu. Mr. Chu currently lives in New York City & is passionate about philanthropy, music, mountaineering, and, most importantly, his two daughters.

Please join us for a conversation with Chinh Chu, with introductions by Naja Pham Lockwood, Founder, RYSE Media Ventures, & moderated by Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen, Director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Founder of Vietnamese Studies at Columbia University.
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