David McKenna


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Managing Partner
Advent International Corporation, Boston
Joined Advent in 1992


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David McKenna joined Advent International in 1992 and has 21 years of private equity experience. He is a member of Advent’s Executive Committee, and he coordinates Advent’s efforts in the North American industrial sector. During his time at Advent, he has worked on investments in the retail and distribution sectors and for two years headed the Hong Kong office, where he focused on buyouts in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Dave’s private equity experience also includes three years as a senior dealmaker with Bain Capital, working on large buyouts in the industrial, retail and consumer sectors. He began his career as a consultant with The Monitor Group.


David graduated cum laude with an AB from Dartmouth College.


David McKenna

Investments participated in

David has led, co-led or participated in 13 Advent investments, including Serta Simmons, Morrison Supply, BOS Solutions, ABC Supply/Bradco, Aspen Technology, Keystone Automotive and Boart Longyear.



NCS, Serta Simmons, ABC Supply, BOS Solutions


Aspen Technology (Nasdaq: AZPN), Boart Longyear, Bradco Supply, Keystone Automotive Operations, Li & Fung (Distribution), Tweeter Home Entertainment Group