West Palm Beach, Fla. – Comvest Partners (“Comvest”), an operationally focused middle-market private investment firm, is pleased to announce that David Gibson has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Gibson is responsible for originating, structuring and managing debt investments for Comvest Credit Partners, Comvest’s direct lending investment platform. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.
Mr. Gibson brings extensive direct lending leadership experience in the middle market. He joins Comvest from Goldman Sachs, where he spent nearly two decades, most recently as a Director. While at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Gibson was among the founding members of the specialty lending group and opened the Chicago office in 2004. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gibson also held investment management roles at Twin Brook Capital, GE Commercial Finance / Heller Financial, and LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America).
“We are fortunate to have David on the Comvest Credit Partners team,” said Jason Gelberd, a Partner of Comvest and co-head of Direct Lending. “Many of us have worked alongside him as colleagues or co-investors over our careers. David is a highly regarded and seasoned credit investor who brings expertise in the entire investment management life cycle, transaction experience in Comvest’s target industries, and strong relationships in the direct lending space. We look forward to his leadership in working with sponsors, intermediaries and company management to develop bespoke financing solutions that support a variety of funding needs.”
Mr. Gibson said, “I am very excited to join Comvest. I have experienced firsthand the strength of the direct lending platform and believe Comvest Credit Partners’ consistent growth is a testament to the firm’s ability to successfully address the financing needs of both sponsored and non-sponsored middle-market businesses. I look forward to building on my direct lending experience to help further advance Comvest’s growth.”
About Comvest Partners
Comvest is an operationally focused private investment firm that has provided equity and debt capital to well-positioned middle-market companies throughout North America since 2000. Through its private equity, direct lending and special opportunities investment platforms, Comvest offers tailored investment solutions across the capital structure, deep industry and operating expertise, a collaborative approach, and significant transaction experience as an active investor. Today, Comvest manages more than $9.9 billion in assets and has invested over $11.7 billion since inception. Based in West Palm Beach, Comvest also maintains offices in Chicago and New York. For more information, please visit comvest.com.
About Comvest Credit Partners
Comvest Credit Partners, the direct lending platform of Comvest Partners, focuses on providing flexible financing solutions to middle-market companies. Comvest Credit Partners provides senior secured, unitranche, and second lien capital to sponsored and non-sponsored companies in support of growth, acquisitions, buyouts, refinancings, and recapitalizations, with credit facilities up to $250 million-plus. For more information, please visit comvest.com/direct-lending.