Fighting Corruption with Helane Morrison

When you are dealing with business and politics, it truly takes a special person to uphold ethics and to stand up for what is right. There is a large amount of corruption that is widespread in the majority of the corporations and businesses that we as citizens interact with on the daily basis. Helane Morrison has taken it upon herself to address these things that are of a huge detriment to business, which directly and indirectly pose a huge problem to the lives of each American, and it is through these types of people that we may finally be able to reach a great point in the economy and business world.
There are far too many companies out there that operate in any which way that they feel is conducive to their overall revenue, throwing out business ethics entirely. The worst part is the fact that there are so many people that are fully corrupt, or at least look the other way when this type of thing transpires, which eventually leads to a huge amount of corruption in business. Helane Morrison has dedicated her life of work to combat this type of corruption and to minimize the amount of corruption that takes place in the business world. This type of work is absolutely essential when you consider the fact that a huge amount of people flat out do not trust major corporations anymore, do not trust the banks, and would rather that they keep their money in cash reserves in some cases. There is no denying the fact that we in the United States have been through periods where the banks crashed, which was led people to be cautious. Since 2008, when there was a huge economic crisis, there has been an even greater concern.
The bottom line is that there needs to be people that are fighting for ethics in business, that want to end the corruption that takes place that puts all of us as citizens in a worse place, and really wants what is best for the average American. The sad truth is the fact that there are very few people who really care about this type of thing in business, which is why it is so great that there are people out there like Helane Morrison. If we want to move forward and have a strong economic system in place, we need to trust our banks and our major companies ethics, which is what Helane is fighting for.

Steve Murray and the Making of CCMP Capital

The name Steve Murray is synonymous with the adjective great. As mentioned on Fortune, he was the CEO of CCMP Capital for the last 8 years (2007-2015). Murray is the man who was named as the head of bank’s buyout business in 2005 and supports five foundations through his works of charity. He was a man whose advice was valued in a couple of boardrooms which included Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods, and Legacy Hospital Partners.

Steve Murray was a cofounder of CCMP which was established in 2006 after the spinout with JP Morgan Partners. He later became the CEO of CCMP in 2007. CCMP is a private equity firm that has its operations spread out through North America and Europe. The Capital Advisors firm has specialized in buyout and growth equity investments targeting a number of industries.

Having a closer look at these industries we get to see the level of transaction CCMP gets involved in. In Healthcare, over a period of 27 years, they have invested $1.6 billion. The money has been invested specifically in medical product distribution, providers of healthcare services, managing care organization and specialty product companies. Kevin O’Brien and Jonathan Lynch are in charge of CCMP’s investment in healthcare.

In Industrial, an investment amounting to $5.5 billion over 29 years has been made. They have invested in industrial companies specializing in distribution, chemicals, manufacturing and industrial services. Generac and Milacron are some of the companies they have invested in. Timothy Walsh is the man in charge of this division.

Christopher Behrens spear heads the investments in the Energy industry of their investments. Over the last 25 years, they have invested $1.5 billion in companies such as Vetco and Chaparral Energy. They have invested in sectors within the Energy industry as power, exploration and production, oil field services and midstream and midstream services.

CCMP has invested the most in consumer/retail. A whooping $7.1 billion forms the investment they have made in different subsectors over the last 31 years. These subsectors include service business, information services, specialty retail, mass channel supply and multi-channel marketing. Thomas Walker and Richard Zannino are the two people who lead the investment in consumer or retail companies such as Aramark.
CCMP was the name adopted by the firm that is reflective of its mergers over the years. Back in 1984, it was founded as Chemical Venture Partners before the parent company, Chemical Bank, was acquired by Chase Manhattan Bank in 1996. It had a change of names over the last two decades before settling for CCMP in 2006. CCMP is an acronym for; Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, Manufactures Hanover Capital and JP Morgan Partners.