Jerry Murphy and Sean Coffey Named Managing Directors of Investments at The Davis Companies

Sean Coffey

BOSTON – The Davis Companies announced that Jerry Murphy and Sean Coffey have been named Managing Directors of Investments, reporting to Chief Investment Officer, Quentin Reynolds.

In their new roles, Murphy and Coffey will be working closely with Reynolds in overseeing Davis’s team of 14 investment professionals, establishing investment strategy and future planning for the firm’s portfolio and new acquisition activity.

Jerry Murphy

Since joining the firm over a decade ago, both Murphy and Coffey have played invaluable roles in strategically evolving and successfully executing on the investment strategy for each of Davis’s funds, most recently on behalf of Davis Investment Venture Fund IV, which closed with total equity commitments of US $775.5 million in 2020.

 “Jerry and Sean have not only been key drivers of our investment success, but they have also been leaders in establishing investment strategy and in the development of team members across the entire company.  They have continually worked to foster innovative thinking and collaborative efforts that are essential to creating value for our investors and for the future growth of our business,” said Reynolds. “It is a pleasure to welcome them both as Managing Directors. I look forward to continuing to partner with them in their new roles.”

Before joining Davis’s Investments team in 2012, Murphy worked at the Carlyle Group in Washington, DC where he was involved in the management of investments that totaled approximately $1.3 billion of equity invested across multiple asset classes and markets, as well as real estate debt securities. Murphy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

“It has been a pleasure working at Davis alongside a dynamic group of experienced and passionately dedicated team members,” said Murphy. “I look forward to the continued partnership with Quentin, Sean, and the rest of our team as we explore new growth opportunities for our business.”

Prior to joining Davis in 2011, Coffey worked for TriSail Capital Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for investments and asset management related to the company’s mezzanine debt and joint venture equity platforms. Over his career, Coffey has invested in transactions totaling approximately $4.0 billion in aggregate capitalization. Coffey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College.

“It is an honor to have been part of Davis for the past decade as we’ve significantly evolved and grown our investment platform,” said Coffey. “I eagerly look forward to what the future holds for our firm as we continue to pursue the most attractive strategic investment opportunities on behalf of our investors.”