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Robert Deutsch joins GCP Capital as a managing director

GCP Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, has appointed Bob Deutsch as a managing director.

Deutsch will also be a member of the investment committee of Greenhill Capital Partners.

Deutsch joins GCP Capital with operating experience in the insurance industry. Previously, he served as a founder and the chief executive officer of Ironshore, an insurance company established with over USD1bn of equity capital, and a Greenhill Capital Partners portfolio company.

Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of CNA Financial. Before joining CNA, Deutsch was one of the founders of Executive Risk (now part of Chubb), where he was president of its insurance subsidiaries, chief actuary and chief financial officer.

Robert Niehaus, chairman and founder of GCP Capital and Greenhill Capital Partners, says: "I have known Bob for ten years. He is one of the most thoughtful insurance operating executives I’ve met in my 25 years as a private equity investor. We are excited by his industry knowledge and investing acumen. His expertise will significantly strengthen our investment team and will be an asset in the management of our existing portfolio of insurance investments including Validus Re, Harbor Point, Ironshore and Acrisure."

Deutsch adds: "I am thrilled to join GCP Capital Partners. I’ve known several of the principals for many years and it will be a privilege to work alongside them on behalf of our limited partners. GCP’s talented team has an impressive track record. Despite these challenging economic times, I believe that there are very good opportunities to make select private equity investments."

GCP Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm formed as the successor to Greenhill Capital Partners, the merchant banking business of Greenhill & Co. which was founded in 2000.

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