BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Partners, the Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Matt Gooch, Saad Hasan and Ben Levy have been appointed Managing Directors effective January 1, 2020. They join the 22 current Managing Directors in managing the firm and its affiliated investment funds. The firm’s 25 Managing Directors have an average tenure of 16 years with the firm.
Mr. Gooch joined Berkshire Partners in 2019 as Director of Business Development after more than 20 years with investment bank William Blair & Company, where he was most recently a Managing Director and head of European banking. At Berkshire, he leads the firm’s private equity investment sourcing efforts, alongside industry teams. Mr. Gooch earned a B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Hasan joined Stockbridge Investors, Berkshire Partners’ marketable securities business unit, in 2011. He has been involved with investing across a variety of industries, including a focus in the software vertical. Prior to joining Berkshire, Mr. Hasan held roles at Hellman & Friedman and Bain & Company. He earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Levy joined Berkshire Partners in 2011 as a member of the private equity investment team. He is a leader on the firm’s healthcare team where he is deeply involved in sourcing, diligence and relationship building across the healthcare ecosystem. Earlier in his career, he held roles at TA Associates and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Levy earned a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
About Berkshire Partners
Berkshire Partners has been investing in growth companies for more than 30 years. Based in Boston, the firm has raised nine institutional private equity funds with over $16 billion in committed capital. The firm’s Stockbridge Investors business unit focuses on marketable securities, with over $3 billion under management. Berkshire’s investment staff is comprised of professionals who have a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including operations, consulting and finance. Collectively, the firm benefits from its shared experiences, collaborative team approach, insights and relationships as it pursues its investment activities.