Grain Management (Grain), a private equity firm focused on investments in the global communications sector, has appointed industry veteran Kevin Naughton as a Managing Director.
Former Chairman and Co-head of Credit Suisse’s Private Funds Group, Naughton’s role at Grain will focus on investor relations, with a particular focus on capital formation and strategy for product development.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Grain team,” says David Grain, Founder and CEO of Grain Management. “His deep experience in global fundraising will be a welcome addition to our deep bench of talent as we continue to expand our international presence and pursue new opportunities.”
“Deep experience and long-standing relationships are key strengths on the Grain team. As we continue adding to our capital formation group, Kevin brings both in spades,” says Kathlika Fontes, Director of Investor Relations at Grain. “Growing our team now and into the future allows us to strategically expand the range of products and breadth of service we provide for our global investors.”
“It is a privilege to be joining the Grain team after working with the group for years,” says Naughton. “I am looking forward to helping Grain continue to deepen its offerings to current limited partners and expand its service to investors worldwide who stand to benefit from the firm’s deep sector expertise and differentiated approach to value creation.”
Kevin retired from Credit Suisse’s Private Fund Group in 2019, having spent 18 years working for the fund. He previously served as vice president of the private equity finance group at Deutsche Bank, as a municipal bond trader at Merrill Lynch, and in government securities sales at GX Clarke.