Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm with offices in New York and London, has appointed Harsh Agarwal, Romain Dutartre and Rob Volpe to partner.
Agarwal joined CD&R in 2020 and has worked to develop the firm’s technology platform and driving CD&R’s focus on enterprise software. Prior to joining CD&R, he spent over 10 years in senior technology investing roles.
Dutartre joined the firm in 2019 and focuses on European transactions in the industrial and business services sectors. His recent CD&R transaction experience includes investments in Atalian/OCS, Inizio, Sharp, SIG, and Socotec. He has spent the majority of his careeer evaluating private investment opportunities after starting as a management consultant at Bain & Co.
Volpe joined CD&R in 2008 and has experience in the industrial vertical, with a focus on evaluating investment opportunities and expanding CD&R’s footprint in businesses within the packaging, aerospace, transportation and industrial technology sectors. He has played a role in the firm’s investments in Cheney Brothers, Multi-Color Corp., SiteOne Landscape Supply, U.S. Foods and Whitcraft Group.
“We are delighted to recognize the accomplishments of Harsh, Romain, and Rob, each of whom has made meaningful contributions to the firm and its performance,” says Nate Sleeper, chief executive officer of CD&R. “Not only have they all played critical roles in some of our most innovative and successful investments, but they also embody the integrity, perseverance, and teamwork that make CD&R’s culture so distinctive.”