Platinum Equity is a private investment in public equity firm which focuses on leveraged buyout investments in American middle-market companies. It was founded in 1995 by Tom Gores and is now headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. This private equity investment firm also has regional offices in Boston, New York, and London. In 1008, Platinum Equity was ranked number 19 on Forbes magazine’s list of the largest private companies in the U.S..
Tom Gores is Platinum Equity’s Chairman and CEO at the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Tom Gores oversees strategic development of private investment in public equity and direction for each of the companies in Platinum’s portfolio. With an estimated current net worth of $2.2 billion dollars, he was ranked in 2009 by Forbes’ as one of the richest Americans and the 334th-richest person in the world.
Gores developed a philosophy of “managed entrepreneurship” which is a principle critical to his success in creating new value in all Platinum-owned companies. He uses unique acquisition strategies of private investment in public equity those are responsible for the multi-billion-dollar revenue base of Platinum Equity. He has set an example with his M&A&O (mergers, acquisitions and operations) approach and operation knowledge.
He is also involved in philanthropic activities. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Los Angeles City Museum of Art (LACMA). He has previously served on the board of directors at St. Joseph’s Hospital and UCLA Medical Center. For further information about Platinum equity and Gores or to get latest news about suggestions, tips and strategies of private investment in public equity, it is highly recommended to add Gores on Twitter.
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