CC Capital Partners is a private investment firm based in New York, NY that was founded in late 2015 by Chinh Chu with a focus on investing in and operating high-quality businesses for the long term.
The firm evaluates investments anticipating a hold-period well beyond that of a typical private equity firm and funds its investments through a variety of permanent capital sources. CC Capital frequently partners with best-in-class executives, managers and owners to create significant value post-acquisition by bringing to bear their unique operating expertise.
In 2016, CC Capital, in partnership with William P. Foley II, established CF Corp., a publicly traded vehicle with $1.2 billion of equity. CF Corp.’s primary objective was to build an enduring, high quality business by using permanent capital. On November 30, 2017, CF Corp. acquired F&G. Founders of CF Corp., funds affiliated with Blackstone, FNF and other investors invested an additional $900+ million in common and preferred equity to fund the transaction.
On February 8, 2019, CC Capital led an investor consortium in the take-private of Dun & Bradstreet, a transaction valued at $7.2 billion. The investor consortium included Cannae Holdings, funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Black Knight and other distinguished investors. CC Capital’s partnership with Black Knight’s management marks the firm’s latest partnership with a team of best in class executives. Dun & Bradstreet began providing corporate credit and identity information in 1841, and now serves corporations and governments globally with its suite of data and analytics tools covering corporate credit and identity, supply chain risk, and sales generation.
In October of 2018 CC Capital partnered with Roger Deromedi, Former Kraft Foods CEO & Pinnacle Foods Chairman to raise $475 million of permanent capital. This vehicle, Collier Creek holdings, was the largest dedicated Consumer U.S. SPAC IPO of all time.