Merrick Axel

Merrick Axel

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Merrick J. Axel is a Partner responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies. Merrick joined Cressey & Company in 2005. Merrick previously worked with Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and J. W. Childs Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm. He began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley. Merrick earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from Duke University and an MBA from The Harvard Business School. Merrick is a member of the 2013 class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife and three children, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL).

  • 03 Number of kids
  • ‘02 HBS Graduate
  • ‘07 Bears season ticket holder since
  • 27 Number of times favorite baseball team won World Series