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David Bonderman   

David Bonderman 

Adjunct Instructor 

BA, University of Washington; JD, Harvard University 


David Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG.  TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.  TPG and its affiliates have more than $45 billion of capital under management.  Portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over $85 billion, operate in more than 130 countries and employ approximately 400,000 people.  Among the portfolio companies of TPG are: Burger King; PETCO; Debenhams; Shenzhen Development Bank; Avaya; Harrah’s Entertainment, Energy Future Holdings (TXU); Neiman Marcus; and Univision.

Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (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, 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 Law School 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: Armstrong Worldwide Industries, Inc., CoStar Group, Inc., and Ryanair Holdings, plc, of which he is Chairman.  He also serves on the Boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, The University of Washington Foundation, and the American Himalayan Foundation.

Spring - Corporate Governance: Lessons in Corporate & Personal Governance 




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