COMPANY: TPG Capital
INDUSTRY: Private Equity
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: James Coulter is one of the giants in private equity and is known for loving the art of the multibillion-dollar deal. He co-founded TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group) with the San Francisco headquarters under his leadership. Familiar company: names that have Coulter’s fingerprints all over their financial accounts include Burger King, J. Crew, Petco, and Del Monte Foods. Most recently his group collaborated with CPP Investment Board for a $5 billion takeover of IMS Health, a health care research company:.