H. David de Laureal

Managing Partner

H. David de Laureal is Founder and Managing Partner of Carr’s Hill Partners. He brings nearly 20 years of direct investment experience to CHP, having completed numerous private equity, private credit, venture capital and real estate transactions over his career.

Prior to founding CHP, Mr. de Laureal was a Managing Director and founding member of Bernhard Capital Partners (“BCP”), a multibillion-dollar private equity firm focused on the infrastructure and industrial sectors. While at BCP, he played significant roles in fundraising, sourcing, portfolio management, and strategic firm development while also supporting the growth of – and, in one case, launch de novo – numerous successful industrial and infrastructure service businesses, including Brown & Root Industrial Services, Epic Piping and Bernhard Energy Solutions, among others.  He was previously a long-term member of the Investment team at TowerBrook Capital, a private equity firm that has raised over $22Bn to date.

Through his career, Mr. de Laureal has served as a board member or observer at Smart Safety, Matthews Brothers Dredging, Arrow Waste, AXIS Industries, Gates Fuel Services, Epic Piping, Brown & Root Industrial Services, BevMo!, Vistage International, Wilton Brands, Bernhard Energy Solutions and Onvoy Communications.

Mr. de Laureal received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and currently holds his FINRA Series 65 license.

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