Jacob Kotzubei is a Partner and member of Platinum Equity's Investment Committee, leads a Los Angeles-based investment team and has oversight responsibility for investment teams in Europe and Asia. In addition, Mr. Kotzubei plays a substantial role in raising capital from limited partners for the firm’s investment funds.
Mr. Kotzubei and his team led the acquisitions of or investments in SourceOne Healthcare (formerly Diagnostic Imaging), CompuCom Systems, Turf Care Supply (formerly a division of Lesco), ESM Group, PNA Group, SDI, Canwel Building Products (formerly Broadleaf Logistics, a division acquired from Weyerhaeuser), Ryerson, Keystone Automotive, SCM Metal Products and Ecka Granules, Ahern Rentals, Canvas Systems, KEMET Corporation, Pomeroy, Schutt Sports, Aquilex, Neovia Logistics (formerly Caterpillar Logistics Services) and Artesyn Embedded Technologies (formerly Emerson Embedded Power and Computing), including related financings and refinancings.
Mr. Kotzubei is a member of the board of directors at both KEMET Corp. (NYSE: KEM) and CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TMX: CWX).
Mr. Kotzubei has more than 20 years of M&A experience, including substantial complex carve-out and public-to-private experience, in numerous industries and countries. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2002, Mr. Kotzubei was a Vice President of the High Tech Group at Goldman Sachs and was head of the East Coast Semiconductor Group. Previously, he was an M&A attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.
Mr. Kotzubei received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He is a retired member of the New York State Bar.
Platinum Equity’s Jacob Kotzubei and Rob Archambault interviewed by
Forward Magazine about their involvement with Ryerson and PNA Group (PDF download)