Mark Barnhill manages functions connected to capital raising, fund administration, investor relations and corporate and external affairs for Platinum Equity and Platinum Equity Capital Partners.
Mr. Barnhill is responsible for strategic planning and administration of the firm’s private equity fund vehicles. He leads Platinum’s capital raising activities and is its senior relationship manager with investors, who comprise a diverse cross-section of public and private pension funds, financial institutions, foundations and family offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
He is responsible for working with the firm’s M&A&O® teams on the capital structure and drawdown of investment capital for individual transactions. He also oversees functions related to quarterly and annual reporting and audit, compliance with contractual and regulatory matters related to the funds, and coordination with the funds’ Limited Partner Advisory Committees.
In addition to his fund responsibilities, Mr. Barnhill holds leadership functions connected to strategic planning, recruiting and retention, transaction sourcing, corporate communications and external affairs for Platinum Equity and its operating companies.
Mr. Barnhill was formerly a Senior Partner at Fleishman-Hillard Inc., where he directed the firm’s corporate practice in Los Angeles and managed both domestic and international accounts. Before that he was a senior executive at the Los Angeles Daily News, where he served as Assistant Managing Editor, City Editor, and Washington Bureau Chief. He also spearheaded development of the newspaper’s interactive business and first online site.