Arsenal Taps Grad For Top IR Position

Sep 25 2017 | 4:40pm ET

Arsenal Capital Partners has named former Actis executive Patricia Grad as a senior managing director and head of investor relations.

In her new role, Grad replaces current IR head Bill Farrell, who is retiring. Farrell will remain with the firm through year-end to assists with the transition, according to a statement. 

Grad brings more than 15 years of experience in developing, launching, and executing strategic fundraising and investor relations programs for private equity firms, the company continued. Prior to joining Arsenal, she served as a director in the Investor Development Group at Actis, where she focused on fundraising and investor relations activities for investors in the Americas and managed the firm’s relationships with consultants globally. Beforehand, she was the head of investor relations at Irving Place Capital and a VP of Investor Relations at Oak Hill Capital. She started her career in the alternative assets research group at Cambridge Associates. 

“Patricia has spent the majority of her career in private equity investor relations and fundraising, and brings tremendous experience to Arsenal after serving with a number of leading firms with global operations,” said Jeff Kovach, co-founder and partner at Arsenal, in the statement. “Creating strong partnerships and transparent communications with investors is an important function, and we believe Patricia has the talent and background to help further best practices in investor relations at Arsenal.”

Founded in 2000 and based in New York, Arsenal Capital Partners invests in lower middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies. Since inception, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds totaling approximately $3 billion across four funds and has made more than 100 transactions, including platform investments and follow-on investments. 

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