Mr. Ira J. Perlmuter
Managing Director, Triple Five Group
Ira founded T5 Equity Partners, LLC as the direct, private equity investing affiliate of a family office. He has completed ten acquisitions including several manufacturing companies, military parts businesses, oil and gas companies, and a community bank. Ira serves as Chairman of five of the companies and as Chairman of the Credit and supra-Board Compliance Committees of the bank. He focuses on oversight of company operations, new business development, acquisitions and joint ventures with other family offices and companies. His most recent joint venture is with BYD, the $17 billion Chinese battery and electric vehicle manufacturer, to make a fully electric refuse truck. Ira is also a Founder of the Cleantech Family Office Syndicate, and has developed a program with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency.
Ira has completed over $17 billion of restructuring, turnaround and bankruptcy/distressed M&A transactions in over 50 industries, as a banker, investment banker and principal. His own financial advisory firm, Cove Capital Advisors, Inc., completed over $5.5 billion of assignments. Among the more notable engagements were appointment as Trustee of the $700 million, Daewoo International (America) Corporation bankruptcy trust and serving as exclusive financial advisor to JP Morgan Chase on two, multi-billion dollar bankruptcies.