Rob Newbold is a managing principal at Graham Partners Inc., a manufacturing-focused buyout fund with approximately $850 million under management. Newbold joined the Philadelphia-area firm in 1998, and is a member of the its investment committee.
Along with his three other managing principals, Newbold shares responsibility for all major operational functions of the manager, including transaction sourcing, structuring, negotiating and divesting, working with portfolio companies, and handling relationships with limited partners.
His current duties include serving as a director of several of Graham´s portfolio companies, including National Diversified Sales Inc., an injection molder of plastic irrigation and drainage products, HB&G Building Products, a maker of polymer-based architectural millwork, and Infiltrator Systems Inc., an injection molder of plastic chambers for on-site wastewater management systems. Graham Partners has acquired several other plastics companies, including Nailite International Inc., Supreme Corq Inc. and Line-X Franchise Development Corp. The firm is affiliated with the Graham Group, a privately held concern owning global interests in plastics, packaging, machinery, building products and outsource manufacturing.
Prior to joining Graham Partners, Newbold worked in private equity with Investcorp International in New York, in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, and in strategic consulting with McKinsey & Co. in London.
Newbold earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ford Fellowship, was first-year co-valedictorian, and graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He received his bachelor´s degree in business administration and his master´s in accounting with honors from the University of Texas, during which time he worked full-time for a big-five accounting firm.