Genstar Capital Names David Golde and Brett Shobe as Senior Associates

Oct 06, 2010, 09:05 ET from Genstar Capital, LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstar Capital, LLC, a middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in selected segments of the life sciences, healthcare, financial services, software, and industrial technology industries, today announced the appointments of David J. Golde and Brett J. Shobe as Senior Associates who will help the firm identify, evaluate, and execute acquisition and investment opportunities.

"We continue to strengthen our existing team of talented professionals and are pleased that David and Brett have joined Genstar. As we continue to build on our success as a leading middle market private equity investment firm, they will fit well with the management-centric and entrepreneurial culture of the firm and will add value to Genstar's rigorous investment process," said Jean-Pierre L. Conte, Chairman and Managing Director of Genstar.

Mr. Golde re-joins Genstar after earning his MBA degree from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.  He first joined Genstar in 2006 as an Associate, and began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was an investment banking analyst in Palo Alto and Chicago. He earned his BBA degree in Finance, Investments & Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr. Shobe joins Genstar after serving as an Associate with private equity and venture capital investment firm Austin Ventures, where he focused on investments in services businesses. Previously, he worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and Houston as an Analyst in the Mergers & Strategic Advisory Group. Mr. Shobe earned his MBA degree from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and received a BA in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Managerial Studies from Rice University.

About Genstar Capital, LLC

Genstar Capital ( is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for more than 20 years. Based in San Francisco, Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. Genstar has more than US$3 billion of committed capital under management and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the life science, healthcare services, software and software services, financial services, and industrial technology industries.

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