Mike Rice (AIM Alumnus) Visited Marquette University This Week
Mike Rice is a Vice President of Business Development & Investor Relations with RCP Advisors. The Chicago-based firm is a private equity investment management firm that provides access to North American lower middle market private equity fund managers through funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment funds as well as advisory services and research.
|Dr. Krause and Mike Rice catching up on the AIM program|
RCP generally works with buyout fund managers with funds of between $200 million and $1 billion in committed capital. These fund managers then seek to invest in lower middle sized companies - typically, with $10 million to $250 million in enterprise value.
Since the firm’s inception in 2001, RCP has executed over 200 partnership investments with over 100 general partners..
Mike visited the students in the AIM program and also presented in Dr. Krause’s Alternative Investments class. This is the sixth year that he visited Marquette’s campus and talked about private equity investing with Krause’s finance students.
Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, “Being a relatively recent graduate, Mike is able to relate to the students. His discussions of private equity helped the students gain practical knowledge, as well as learned more about how fund of funds private equity investments are structured. It was great to have Mike back with us again this spring.”
At RCP Partners he is responsible for supporting the business development and investor relations functions of the firm. This includes sourcing investment opportunities as well as overseeing the firm’s fundraising efforts. Prior to RCP, Mike worked as an Analyst with Barclays Capital’s Institutional Equity Sales group, where he was responsible for covering hedge fund and mutual fund clients throughout the Midwest.
He received a BS in Finance and Accounting from Marquette University and was a member of the Applied Investment Management (AIM) Program – graduating in 2010. He is an active member of the Evans Scholar Foundation’s Leadership Council.