Alex Mason Joins FTV Capital as Partner
SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK, May 9, 2019-- FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investor, today announced that Alex Mason will join the firm as partner. Mr. Mason will focus on enterprise technology and technology-enabled services investments from the firm’s San Francisco office.
Mr. Mason joins FTV Capital from Carrick Capital Partners, where he had a successful track record investing in high growth enterprise technology, financial services and health care companies. As a managing director at Carrick Capital Partners, Mr. Mason led thesis development, deal sourcing, execution, monitoring and value creation as a board member, and exit planning for numerous Carrick portfolio companies.
Prior to Carrick, Mr. Mason was a vice president at Accel-KKR (AKKR), where he focused on control investing in middle-market enterprise software and technology-enabled service companies. Prior to AKKR, Mr. Mason worked at TCV (formerly known as Technology Crossover Ventures), a private equity and public equity investment firm focused on growth investments. While at TCV, Mr. Mason participated in minority and control investments in services and software companies focused on the financial services, enterprise and education markets.
“Alex brings a blue chip pedigree and nearly two decades of proven growth equity investment experience and deep sector expertise in enterprise technology and financial services to FTV. His proactive, outbound sourcing DNA combined with his collaborative, team-oriented approach are highly consistent with the characteristics and cultural that have driven FTV’s success since 1998,” said FTV Capital managing partner Brad Bernstein. “Alex has demonstrated a keen ability to identify innovative companies and management teams that are generating exceptional growth and building market leading companies. We are thrilled to welcome Alex to the FTV team.”
Mr. Mason began his career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley. Mr. Mason holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he received his BS with honors in economics.
About FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a growth equity investment firm that has raised over $2.7 billion to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise technology & services, financial services and payments & transaction processing. FTV’s experienced team leverages its domain expertise and proven track record in each of these sectors to help motivated management teams accelerate growth. FTV also provides companies with access to its Global Partner Network®, a group of the world’s leading enterprises and executives who have helped FTV portfolio companies for two decades. Founded in 1998, FTV Capital has invested in 107 portfolio companies. Notable exits include: CardConnect (acquired by First Data in 2017), CashStar (acquired by Blackhawk Network in 2017), Financial Engines (IPO in 2010, acquired by Hellman & Friedman in 2018), Globant (IPO in 2014, NYSE: GLOB), MarketShare (acquired by Neustar in 2015), MedSynergies (acquired by Optum/UnitedHealthcare in 2014), Mu Sigma (sold to shareholders 2012), PowerShares (acquired by Invesco in 2006), Trustwave (acquired by Singapore Telecom in 2015), WePay (acquired by JP Morgan Chase in 2017) and WorldFirst (acquired by Ant Financial in 2019). FTV has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit www.ftvcapital.com.
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