Thomas H Lee was an American private equity investor and founder of Thomas H. Lee Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Lee was born on April 23, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York.
Lee graduated from Harvard College in 1966 with a degree in economics and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970. He began his career at the investment bank First National Bank of Boston before co-founding the private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners in 1974.
Under Lee’s leadership, Thomas H. Lee Partners has become one of the most successful private equity firms in the United States, with a focus on investing in middle-market companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, media, and consumer products. The firm has raised over $22 billion in capital and has completed over 140 investments since its founding.
In addition to his work in private equity, Lee has been involved in various philanthropic and civic activities. He has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. He has also been a major donor to Harvard University, where he established the Thomas H. Lee Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate education.
Thomas H Lee obituary and funeral
As a New York coroner looks into the circumstances of his passing, the Lee family claims he was in charge of investing more than $15 billion of funds over the course of his career.
They discovered Thomas Lee dead. His family released a statement expressing their sorrow at his passing. Nevertheless, according to the New York Post, he shot himself in the head and then died. On February 23, 2023, he passed away.
American media did not mention any signs of bad health or financial difficulty, and authorities did not indicate that a murder investigation was in progress.
The reason and manner of death would be determined by the municipal medical examiner’s office, the NYPD stated in its official response.