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David Bonderman, Entrepreneur Showcase

  • AE HQ 315 East Hyman Avenue Aspen, CO, 81611 United States (map)


Join us at our new HQ in Aspen for our next Entrepreneur Showcase with Aspen legend, philanthropist and billionaire David Bonderman of Texas Pacific Group.

David Bonderman is a founding partner of Texas Pacific Group (TPG). TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries globally.

TPG and its affiliates have approximately $74 billion in assets under management. TPG’s portfolio companies have combined revenues of over US$100 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 600,000 people. TPG’s investments have included American Tire Distributors, Continental Airlines, Burger King, Par Pharma, Petco, Lenovo, Shriram Capital, China Grand Auto, J. Crew, and IMS Health.

Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.

Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.  

Mr. Bonderman serves on a number of boards, including: Kite Pharma; and Ryanair Holdings, plc, of which he is Chairman. In addition, he serves on the Boards of The Wilderness Society and the Grand Canyon Trust.

Learn more about David at our next Showcase Event on Thursday July 6th at our new HQ. See you there!

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