Principal and Founding Partner, TPG
David Bonderman is the founding partner of TPG, which generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries globally.
TPG and its affiliates have approximately $52 bln in assets under management. Portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over $100 bln, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 600,000 people. TPG’s investments have included: Continental Airlines, Burger King, Petco, Lenovo, Shriram Capital, China Grand Auto, J Crew, IMS Health and American Tire Distributors.
Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr Bonderman was COO of the Robert M Bass Group in Fort Worth, Texas. Before joining RMBG in 1983, he was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, 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 US 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 the boards of the following public companies: CoStar Group; General Motors Company; and Ryanair Holdings, of which he is Chairman. He also serves on the Supervisory Board for VTB Bank. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the American Himalayan Foundation.