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Lauren Mulholland
MiddleGround Capital

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Lauren Mulholland
Co-Founder, Partner and Member of the Investment Committee
MiddleGround Capital
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I love that private equity combines analytical decision-making with marketing skills and the need to build long-term relationships. It is just like the multi-tasking I do at home!
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Data supports that diverse teams generate higher returns than similar teams. The different perspectives brought to our Investment Committee often yield a middle ground proposal that enables a “win-win” outcome for us and the seller.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Convincing the 4th and 5th generation owners of a 100-year old spring manufacturing business to sell their business to MiddleGround as only our second investment was a real testament to our differentiation in the marketplace.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Gain confidence in your skillset, find your passion and nurture relationships along the way. Remember that your career does not have to be linear and you have to enjoy the journey and make it your own.

Profile:

Lauren co-heads the Investment Team, manages the NYC office and is actively involved in business development and fundraising. She has spent more than fifteen years executing transactions as an investment banker and private equity investor. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for five MiddleGround portfolio companies, including as Chairperson for two companies.

Lauren started her career in investment banking at Banc of America Securities. While at BofA, she completed multiple sell-side M&A assignments, public equity offerings, public debt offerings and private equity placements. Following the analyst program, she moved to Macquarie Capital where she raised third party capital for the firm’s large infrastructure acquisitions prior to attending business school. After business school, Lauren spent 6 years at Monomoy Capital, where she was a Director on the Investment Team.

Location: MiddleGround Capital, New York, New York, United States.

Education: M.B.A., from Columbia Business School and B.S., from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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