Grain Management, LLC ("Grain"), a leading investment firm that focuses on innovative companies, technologies, and assets in the communications sector, announced today that trailblazing investor, Cleveland Christophe, has joined its board as a Senior Advisor.
Christophe spent two decades as an executive with Citibank, including its venture capital unit, equity investment research department, and several years in San Francisco where he served as head of corporate banking for the high technology industries, including Silicon Valley. Christophe is best known for engineering the largest leveraged buyout of offshore assets in history, the purchase of Beatrice International Food Company by TLC Group in 1987. Five years later, Christophe co-founded private equity investment firm TSG Capital Group, where he served as Managing Partner from 1994 to 2008. Prior to his retirement in 2013, He was President and Chief Financial Officer of US&S, Inc., a supplier of services and materials to United States government agencies.
"Cleve Christophe’s legendary career makes him one of the most accomplished investors in America," said David Grain, founder and CEO of Grain. "We look forward to working with him, benefiting from his insights and institutional knowledge, and continuing to invest in and build great companies."
Christophe’s addition marks the latest expansion of Grain’s board of Senior Advisors, which has now grown to include seven members, each of whom brings specific and differentiated expertise in relevant fields to support Grain’s processes around growth and value creation. Grain’s Senior Advisors work with the Firm’s leadership team and portfolio companies, providing perspectives gained from extensive experience in their fields.
"David Grain and his team take a rigorous, disciplined, data-driven approach to every investment they make, and they have delivered time and again for their investors," said Christophe. "In a world where communications technology can bring us all closer together, Grain’s work is essential. I am thrilled to help the Firm grow and thrive."
About Grain Management
Grain Management, LLC is a leading private investment firm that focuses on communications infrastructure and technology companies that connect the world to the information economy. Founded in 2007, the Firm invests exclusively in the telecommunications sector, employing a rigorous, data-based process buoyed by deep industry expertise to identify investment opportunities in key areas of communications infrastructure, including fiber networks, wireless spectrum, and cell towers. For more information visit graingp.com.