Global Conference 2012
Founding Partner, TPG Capital
David Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG, which makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries in the United States, Europe and Asia. TPG and its affiliates have more than $48 billion in equity capital under management. Portfolio companies controlled by TPG, which include PETCO, Harrah's Entertainment, Neiman Marcus and Univision, have combined revenues of over $100 billion and operate in more than 100 countries. Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Bonderman was chief operating officer of the Robert M. Bass Group Inc. in Fort Worth; he was also a partner in the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Bonderman serves on the boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the American Himalayan Foundation. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon fellow.