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Nov 10, 2021 Firm News

Grain Management Welcomes Kevin Naughton to its Investor Relations Team

Former co-head of private funds at Credit Suisse, Kevin joins Grain as a managing director focused on capital formation and new product development

Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2021)

Grain Management, LLC (“Grain”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the global communications sector, announced today that industry veteran Kevin Naughton has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Former Chairman and Co-head of Credit Suisse’s Private Funds Group, Kevin’s role at Grain will focus on investor relations, with a particular focus on capital formation and strategy for product development.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Grain team,” said David Grain, Founder and CEO of Grain Management. “His deep experience in global fundraising will be a welcome addition to our deep bench of talent as we continue to expand our international presence and pursue new opportunities.”

“Deep experience and long-standing relationships are key strengths on the Grain team. As we continue adding to our capital formation group, Kevin brings both in spades,” said Kathlika Fontes, Director of Investor Relations at Grain. “Growing our team now and into the future allows us to strategically expand the range of products and breadth of service we provide for our global investors.”

“It is a privilege to be joining the Grain team after working with the group for years,” said Kevin. “I am looking forward to helping Grain continue to deepen its offerings to current limited partners and expand its service to investors worldwide who stand to benefit from the firm’s deep sector expertise and differentiated approach to value creation.”

Kevin retired from Credit Suisse’s Private Fund Group in 2019, having spent 18 years working for the fund. He previously served as vice president of the private equity finance group at Deutsche Bank, as a municipal bond trader at Merrill Lynch, and in government securities sales at G.X. Clarke.

About Grain Management

 Grain Management, LLC is a leading global investment firm that focuses on communications infrastructure and technology companies that connect the world to the information economy. Founded in 2007, the Firm invests exclusively in the global telecommunications sector, employing a rigorous, data-based process buoyed by deep industry expertise to identify investment opportunities in key areas of communications infrastructure, including fiber networks, wireless spectrum, and cell towers. For more information visit


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