Centerview Adds To Private Equity Team

Dec 19 2006 | 10:33am ET

Centerview Partners has hired David Hooper as a partner to oversee its private equity business. Hooper will manage the team along with one of the firm’s co-founders, James Kilts.

Prior to joining Centerview, Hooper was a managing director at New York-based Vestar Capital Partners, where he headed the firm’s consumer group and was chairman of its U.S. investment committee.
New York-based Centerview Partners, which focuses its activities on consumer-oriented companies, was founded by Kilts, formerly vice chairman of the board of Procter & Gamble and former chairman of Gillette; Stephen Crawford, formerly co-president of Morgan Stanley; Blair Effron, formerly vice chairman of UBS; and Robert Pruzan, formerly chief executive officer of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein North America and president of Wasserstein Perella & Co.


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