Charles “Chuck” Martin, founder of investment management firm Mont Pelerin Capital LLC and a senior adviser to private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC, died on March 28 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, from complications related to liver cancer. He was 80.

Michael Kaye, managing partner of ClearLight, describes Martin as “someone we would call on regularly.” “He was an extraordinarily intelligent and seasoned ventured capitalist. While very involved with charitable organizations, he was a very clear-eyed person that was excellent in the role that he played with ClearLight.”

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