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Louis Samson Platinum Equity

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Louis Samson, Private Equity, Platinum Equity

Louis Samson


Louis Samson leads Platinum Equity’s New York/Greenwich and London-based investment teams, manages the operations of the New York, Greenwich and London offices, and is a member of the Investment Committee. In his role, Mr. Samson oversees all financial, operating, tax, and legal aspects of M&A transactions executed by his teams. Additionally, together with the Operations Team, he also provides oversight to the portfolio companies for which he led the acquisition.

Mr. Samson and his team led the acquisitions of American Commercial Lines, Maxim Crane Works, The San Diego Union-Tribune, PBH Marine GroupNESCOBWAY, BlueLine Rental, MACtacElectro RentPAEUnited Site Services, Husky Injection Moldings, Hunterstown Power Generation, Ball Metalpack, Jostens, Multi-Color, Livingston and TruckPro. In Europe, Mr. Samson and his team have led the Worldwide Flight ServicesExterion MediaPattonair/Wesco (now combined and renamed Incora), Wyndham European Vacation Rentals (renamed Awaze), Iberconsa, De Wave, Biscuit International and Farnese transactions.

Mr. Samson has 23 years of Mergers and Acquisitions experience and has completed transactions in a variety of industry sectors. Prior to joining Platinum Equity, he was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at CIBC World Markets and was an M&A lawyer with Stikeman Elliott. Mr. Samson is a graduate of Ottawa University Law School and Le Petit Seminaire de Quebec College.




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