David Mussafer


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Managing Partner and Co-Chairman of Executive Committee
Advent International Corporation, Boston
Joined Advent in 1990


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David Mussafer joined Advent International in 1990 and has 25 years of private equity experience. He is co-chairman of Advent’s Executive Committee and serves on its North American, European and Latin American Investment Advisory Committees. Prior to Advent, he worked at Chemical Bank and Adler & Shaykin in New York.


David holds a BSM, cum laude, from Tulane University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


David Mussafer

Investments participated in

David has led or co-led more than 20 buyout deals across a range of industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, healthcare services and specialty retail sectors. His most recent investments include the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Serta Simmons and Charlotte Russe, and his most recent exited deals include Five Below, Vantiv (formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions), Hudson News, Party City/Amscan, Shoes For Crews and lululemon athletica.



David currently serves on the boards of Charlotte Russe, Five Below, Serta Simmons and Vantiv


American Radiology Services, Amscan/Party City, Contact East, Datek Online Holdings, Dollar Express, Dufy AG, Forster Holdings, Hudson News, The Island ECN, Kirkland’s, lululemon athletica, Managed Healthcare Associates, O-Cedar, Shoes For Crews, Stone Products and T-Chem Holdings