Madison Dearborn Partners engages new executive partner

Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a private equity firm based in Chicago, has engaged industry leader John Lewis as an Executive Partner in pursuit of attractive investment opportunities for MDP´s funds across the information services landscape, the company said.

In particular, Lewis, who most recently served as Global President of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN), will assist MDP in identifying and developing businesses with differentiated capabilities in data and business analytics.

Lewis has also joined MDP´s TMT Services Advisory Group, which comprises outside industry executives who assist MDP with identifying new investment opportunities and generating value for MDP´s funds within existing investments. MDP leverages the expertise of this and other industry-specific advisory groups to supplement and enhance its investment strategy across each of its industry areas of focus.

These advisory groups have provided MDP with direct introductions to target companies and management teams, unique insights on sector trends, due diligence assistance and post-investment value enhancement support.

MDP, based in Chicago, is a private equity investment firm in the United States. Since MDP´s formation in 1992, the firm has raised seven funds with aggregate capital of approximately USD 23 billion and has completed approximately 130 investments.