Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 590 investment professionals around the world and $406 billion in assets under management or supervision as of June 30, 2016. Morgan Stanley Investment M
Mark Bye is an experienced international business leader with a deep track record of success spanning the industrials, energy, and chemicals sectors.Having lived and worked in six countries, he has led public and private equity owned enterprises to higher levels of growth and profitability.Mr. Bye currently serves as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley's Private Equity Group and a partner in the Global Private Equity and Energy Capital Funds.He is also active, through his company the Bye Group LLC, in numerous technology driven start-ups.
He joined Morgan Stanley Private Equity in 2008 assuming leadership responsibilities for the European region and globally for industrials, basic materials, and energy sectors.
This role encompasses a wide range of activities including fund raising, deal sourcing and evaluation, transaction structuring and negotiation, strategic and business planning, executive selection, and monetization of investments.
He is a member of the Funds' Investment and Valuation Committees and serves on multiple portfolio company boards.Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Bye was the CEO of DyStar, GmbH, a private equity owned Frankfurt based specialty chemicals company providing dyes, pigments, and services to the textile, paper and plastics industries.Before DyStar, Mr. Bye spent more than 20 years at Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE: APD) where he held a number of senior positions including chief executive of numerous global chemicals, energy, and equipment businesses, President of Air Products Asia, and ultimately, Group Executive of the $7B global Gases & Equipment Group.
Responsibilities included 12,000 staff, $1B in operating income, and $1B of annual capital expenditures.
Prior to Air Products, he held management positions at Union Carbide Corporation and Energy Investments, a Boston based energy-consulting firm.In addition to his involvement in Fund portfolio companies, Mr. Bye serves on the Board of Directors of Carus Corporation, Alset NV, LifeAire Systems LLC, and is also an advisor to several early-stage companies.Mr. Bye holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate of INSEAD's Advanced Management Program.He is active in the American Institute if Chemical Engineers, MIT's Energy Initiative and resides in New York City with his wife and three children.
LaSalle/Peru, IL , Mark Bye, who has been a Director of Carus Corporation for the last 13 years, has recently been appointed Managing Director and Operating Partner with Morgan Stanley Private Equity in London.Bye will focus on creating value through assessing companies, particularly in the industrial sector, for leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, sponsored recapitalizations, joint ventures and other direct investments, and will help oversee the management and strategies for those businesses.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, he served as President and CEO of DyStar, GmbH, a German-based 1 billion Euro private equity owned leading global provider of dyes, chemicals, and services to textile, leather, and fashion industries.He has also provided consulting services to companies and private equity firms through his company The Bye Group, LLC.Prior to moving into private equity, Mr. Bye spent 23 years at Air Products and Chemical, Inc. after joining the company from Union Carbide.
While at Air Products, he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility ultimately leading the $7 billion industrial gases and equipment group.
Reporting to the CEO, Mr. Bye was one of the company's top two operating officers and a member of its Corporate Executive Committee.His breadth and depth of experience with the company included leadership positions based in Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as extensive representation of the firm with external constituencies in the investment community, government, and the media.
Mr. Bye holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.He also attended advanced management programs at the Harvard Business School and INSEAD, an international graduate business school.
Mark's wealth of knowledge and experience has made him a valued member of the Carus Corporation Board of Directors for a number of years.
Bye chairs the Strategic Planning Committee of the board, which is instrumental in providing new ideas and methods for strategic direction as well as serving in an oversight roll for plan implementation and performance.
Mr. Bye lives in London with his wife and three children.
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