Robert Sarrazin Joins CSW Private Equity
New York, NY, January 1, 2012 - CSW Private Equity ("CSW") is pleased to announce that Robert P. Sarrazin, Managing Partner of Charter Oak International Partners ("Charter Oak"), a long time CSW advisor has joined the firm as a new Senior Partner, formalizing an existing strong relationship between Charter Oak and CSW. The two firms bring together over 25 years of private equity experience with a focus on transactions with enterprise values between $25.0 and $150.0 million and equity investments ranging from $8.0 million to $20.0 million. CSW will continue to focus on control-oriented buyouts of lower-middle market companies within the consumer products, industrial and niche manufacturing sectors of the economy.
Mr. Sarrazin brings over 16 years of Private Equity experience as founder and Managing Partner of Charter Oak International Partners and General Partner of Charter Oak Capital Partners, a private equity firm with a longstanding track record of success in a broad array of industry sectors including: niche manufacturing, consumer products, industrials, and insurance. Mr. Sarrazin focused on acquiring and managing controlling ownership positions in private companies, helping them achieve their full potential through the implementation of strategic plans, the enhancement of management teams and the execution of complementary acquisitions.
Michael Smart, Managing Partner of CSW, noted, “After years of working together, I am very excited to formalize our relationship with Charter Oak and have Rob officially join CSW as a Senior Partner. Rob’s experience and expertise in private equity will be available to our existing portfolio, as well as future investments”.
Mr. Sarrazin's private equity investment track record and oversight responsibilities include Brass Eagle Inc. (XTRM), Globe Tool and Manufacturing, Inc., Wollin Products, Inc., York Insurance, Stealth Medical Technologies, LLC, Orchid Orthopedics Solutions, LLC, Ross Aluminum Foundries, LLC, ITM, Texcel Medical, LLC, Circle Medical, LLC, Space Optics Research Labs, LLC, Advanced Metals Machining, LLC, Berkshire Blanket and The Sqwincher Corporation. Mr. Sarrazin earned an HBA from the Richard Ivey Business School and an MBA from the Stern School of Business.
In addition to Mr. Sarrazin, Anthony Dowd, Founder and Managing Partner of Charter Oak Capital Partners, will be joining CSW as an Executive Partner, focused on portfolio company board representation and deal flow. Mr. Dowd is currently Special Assistant to Paul Volcker.
For additional information on CSW, please visit www.cswprivateequity.com.