Sunday, April 10, 2016

On April 10th, Mike Rice Visited Dr. Krause's AIM and Alternative Investments Classes

Mike Rice (AIM Alumnus) Visited Marquette Last Week

Photo of Michael Rice
Mike Rice of RCP Advisors
Mike Rice is a Senior Associate of Business Development with RCP Advisors. The 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. 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.

Mike visited the students in the AIM program and also presented to Dr. Krause’s Alternative Investments class. This is the fifth year that he visited campus and talked about private equity investing with Krause’s finance students. 
Mike Rice and Dr. David Krause

Dr. Krause said, “Like so many of the other speakers we bring on to campus, Mike is able to relate to the students. I know that they gained a lot of practical knowledge, as well as learned more about private equity investments.”

At RCP Partners he is responsible for supporting the business development function 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. He is an active member of the Evans Scholar Foundation’s Leadership Council.