Arnold Chavkin ’77
Arnold Chavkin is Executive Partner at J.P. Morgan Partners. JPMP is J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s $25 billion global private equity fund. Chavkin specializes in Asian markets. The firm has stakes in a variety of industries and typically invests $5 million-$20 million, and usually takes a seat on the company’s board. JPMP participates in venture capital rounds, management buyouts and recapitalization, and industry roll-ups. The firm’s recent efforts to raise capital for what could be the largest private-equity fund ever have been hampered by the collapse of several “New Economy” investments, including Internet portal StarMedia Network.
Prior to joining JPMP, Mr. Chavkin was a member of Chemical Bank’s merchant banking group and a generalist in its corporate finance group specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private placements for the energy industry. His experience prior to Chemical Bank included corporate development for Freeport McMoRan as well as positions with Gulf and Western Industries and Arthur Young & company.
Mr. Chavkin is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his BA and MBA from Columbia. Chavkin’s wife, Laura Chang, also received her MBA from Columbia Business School in 1977. Laura is the retired President of Citicorp Securities’ Private Client Services.