BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Matthew B. Gooch has joined the firm as its Director of Business Development.
“Matt is a highly talented professional with a demonstrated ability to build relationships across a variety of industries,” said Ross M. Jones, a Managing Director at Berkshire Partners. “He has a track record of strong leadership and brings deep experience that will help strengthen further our efforts in sourcing attractive investment opportunities. We are delighted to welcome Matt to the firm.”
Mr. Gooch will lead Berkshire’s business development activity, focusing on deal sourcing and thoughtfully partnering with management teams, business owners and advisors. Most recently, he served as the Head of European Banking at William Blair & Company. He began his career in William Blair & Company’s Chicago Corporate Finance Department in 1997 and moved to London in 2000 to help build a business there. Mr. Gooch has extensive experience working closely with management teams and intermediaries in mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and restructurings across industries.
“I’m impressed with Berkshire’s commitment to collaboration and following a flexible, long-term oriented approach to investing,” said Mr. Gooch. “I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the firm’s business development efforts.”
About Berkshire Partners LLC
Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, has raised nine private equity funds with more than $16 billion in aggregate capital and has made over 125 investments in primarily middle market companies since its founding in 1986. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in a number of areas including business services, communications, consumer products and retail, healthcare and industrials. Berkshire has a strong history of partnering with management teams to grow the companies in which it invests with the goal of consistently achieving superior investment returns. The firm is currently investing from Berkshire Fund IX, a $5.5 billion fund raised in 2016. The firm seeks to invest $50 million to $500 million of capital in each portfolio company. For additional information, visit www.berkshirepartners.com.