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Cay Freihofer
Ridgemont Equity Partners

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Cay Freihofer
Partner
Ridgemont Equity Partners
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I started in investment banking in NYC after undergrad and after a few years of banking, I was looking for something new and was guided towards private equity.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
I think diversity supports better decision making. An investment team should consistently challenge each other about the merits of a deal. Diversity of background and viewpoint leads to richer discussions.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
It was a recent deal that was relationship driven with a CEO I formerly worked with, I’d just been promoted to partner and its off to a great start.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Working harder is important early on. Ultimately however, you need to enjoy investing and getting to the right answer. The best decisions can be the deals you don’t do.

Profile:

Cay primarily focuses on the group’s investment activity in the Energy sector. She serves on the board of directors of Beacon E&P Resources, Hatch Resources, Riverbend Oil & Gas IX, Thunder Basin Resources, Unitex Oil and Gas and WhiteWater Midstream, and is a board observer of Indigo Natural Resources. Prior to joining BACI in 2008, Cay was an Associate in the Oil & Gas Investment Banking Group at J. P. Morgan in New York and Houston. Her work there focused on transactions with companies that operated across the oil and gas value chain.

Location: Ridgemont Equity Partners, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Education: B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Economics from Boston University School of Management.


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