David Mussafer


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


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David Mussafer joined Advent International in 1990 and has 23 years of private equity experience. He is co-chairman of Advent’s Executive Committee and serves on its European, Latin American and North 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, Serta Simmons, Five Below, Charlotte Russe, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Vantiv (formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions), and his most recent exited deals include Vantiv, Five Below, Hudson News, Party City/Amscan, Shoes For Crews, and lululemon athletica.



David currently serves on the board of Serta Simmons, Five Below, Charlotte Russe, and Vantiv (formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions)


Amscan/Party City, American Radiology Services, Contact East, Datek Online Holdings, Dufy AG, Dollar Express, Forster Holdings, Homemaker, Hudson News, The Island ECN, lululemon athletica, Making Memories, Managed Healthcare Associates, O-Cedar, Shoes For Crews, The Island ECN, Stone Products, T-Chem Holdings