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Andrew Braithwaite helps lead the alternative investing efforts of Cynosure including its direct investing strategy. Mr. Braithwaite came to Cynosure from The Carlyle Group where he spent a number of years with Carlyle’s Global Financial Services Fund sourcing, evaluating and managing investments across two private equity funds. While at Carlyle, Mr. Braithwaite was associated with a number of the firm’s financial services investments and focused on the firm’s investments in asset and wealth management, financial technology, insurance brokerage, specialty finance / depositories and business services. Before joining Carlyle, Mr. Braithwaite was an investment banker with Barclays Capital, working in its Financial Institutions Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
Mr. Braithwaite serves as a director or board observer for several Cynosure investments including BlackRock Coffee, Gold Medal Pools & Construction, Steward Partners, Visible Supply Chain Management and Anglo International Shipping, and oversees Cynosure’s investment in GPS Hospitality. Mr. Braithwaite has also previously served as a director or observer on numerous company boards or oversight committees including Brand Group Holdings, Inc., Avalon Advisors, Conifer Financial Services and Xenith Bankshares. Mr. Braithwaite graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College where he received a B.S. in business administration – finance and economics.