Clay Miller

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

BBA Harvard Business School 1995
JD Northwestern University School of Law 1989
BA University of Michigan 1985

Clay Miller has over 30 years of private equity and legal experience, identifying investment opportunities, successfully investing in a broad range of industries and companies throughout the United States and internationally, managing and driving significant growth in such portfolio businesses and structuring, executing and successfully exiting such investments through both public and private M&A and capital  market transactions.  

Mr. Miller co-founded and currently co-manages several investment funds, including E2SG Partners, a fund  focused on renewable energy infrastructure development projects and Stone Arch Capital, a highly successful Minneapolis based private equity firm focused on investing in privately held middle market  companies throughout the United States. As a co-founder and partner of Stone Arch Capital, Mr. Miller has been and remains involved in all aspects of Stone Arch Capital’s business, including the raising of all three Stone Arch Capital funds, the initiation and management of new investment opportunities and the oversight of portfolio company development. Mr. Miller continues to be involved in the active oversight and  management of Stone Arch Capital and serves on the board of directors of several Stone Arch Capital fund  portfolio companies. 

Prior to co-founding Stone Arch Capital, Mr. Miller was the Managing Partner of Minneapolis based Churchill Equity Partners (“CEP”), the private equity arm of Churchill Capital, Inc. While at CEP, Mr. Miller successfully invested in a broad range of industries in traditional leveraged buyout and platform buy and-build transactions in the middle market. Prior to joining CEP, Mr. Miller spent several years with SCF Partners, a Houston, Texas based private equity firm focused on the energy services market. While at SCF Partners, Mr. Miller participated in numerous transactions in the energy services industry throughout North America. 

Prior to his tenure at SCF Partners, Mr. Miller was a corporate M&A attorney with Shearman & Sterling, structuring, executing, and advising on a broad range of acquisitions, divestitures, and capital-raising transactions in New York and London. 

Mr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.), Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude), and Harvard University (M.B.A., with honors). Mr. Miller is licensed to practice law in  New York and is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business where he teaches classes on private equity.

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