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Marc Lipschultz

Co-Founder, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Owl Rock Capital Partners

New York, NY, USA

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Marc Lipschultz’s Biography

Marc S. Lipschultz is Co-Founder, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer at top alternative asset management firm, Owl Rock Capital Partners.

He has served in leading roles in private credit, private equity, and infrastructure over the past three decades. In 2016, Marc together with Craig Packer and Douglas Ostrover founded Owl Rock Capital Partners and in 2019 celebrated the IPO of Owl Rock Capital Corporation, a business development company managed by Owl Rock Capital, on the New York Stock Exchange.

Before establishing Owl Rock Capital Partners, Marc served on the Mangement Committee and as Global Head of Energy and Infrastructure at KKR. Prior to his tenure at KKR, Marc began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he specialized in mergers & acquisitions and principal investment activities.

As a committed philanthropist, Marc serves on the Board of Directors of the Mount Sinai Health System, the largest healthcare system in New York City, and the 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit cultural and community center serving the people in New York City and the surrounding areas. He also sits on a range of boards for other entities, including the Hess Corporation, the American Enterprise Institute, Riverdale Country School, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

In 2012, Marc was recognized for his accomplishments in the private equity sector. He was ranked at number five on the Forbes Dealmaker 50, where he was credited for executing one of the largest and most rapid profits in recent private equity history.

Marc graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

Marc Lipschultz’s Newsfeed

Wall Street Journal
Owl Rock, Dyal Strike Deal to Combine and Go Public

Owl Rock Capital Partners LP and Dyal Capital Partners agreed to merge in a complicated deal that would take them public through a blank-check company. The new company, to be named Blue Owl, would combine one of the biggest owners of private-equity firm stakes with Owl Rock, a rapidly growing credit investor. It would be valued at about $12.5 billion.


Institutional Investor
Inside CalSTRS’s $1 Billion Direct Lending Allocation

According to Marc Lipschultz, co-founder of Owl Rock and James Clarke, a managing director at the firm, a hallmark of this deal was CalSTRS’s thorough due diligence. “The depth and breadth they brought to this, coronavirus or not, is noteworthy,” Lipschultz said by phone. “Needless to say, the terrible impacts of the pandemic are severe on everybody. It doesn’t change that they have a lot of pensioners who count on them.”   

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Marc Lipschultz’s Background

Owl Rock Capital Partners
Co-Founder, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Owl Rock Capital Partners is a top alternative asset management firm that specializes in credit markets. The firm consists of a highly experienced investment team that has acquired knowledge and expertise from a range of industries.
Global Head of Energy and Infrastructure
1995 - 2015
New York, NY, USA
KKR is a leading global investment management firm. They have an industrialist vision and aim to generate attractive returns by pursuing excellence.
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Current Board Positions

Amerada Hess Corporation
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
The Hess Corporation is an international organization that offers energy solutions and produces crude oil and natural gases. The company was established as a result of Hess Oil and Chemical merging with Amerada Petroleum in 1968.
American Enterprise Institute
Board of Trustees
Washington, DC, USA
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a non-profit organization that is based in Washington, D.C and is built on the foundation of democracy and free market. The institute is a think tank that promotes research and conversation around social aid, economics and politics.

Previous Board Positions

Riverdale Country School
Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
Riverdale Country School is an independent school in New York City that accommodates students from Pre-K through to the twelfth grade. In 2018, the school was ranked as the 5th best private school in New York City. The school is committed to developing minds, building character and creating a strong, positive community.


Mount Sinai Health System
Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
The Mount Sinai Health System is a healthcare network that consists of eight campuses based in the New York Metropolitan area. It was established in 2013 as a collaborative effort between Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners.
92nd Street Y
Chair Emeritus
New York, NY, USA
Recognised as a community centre and a proudly Jewish organisation, 92nd Street Y provides a platform for all people to connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation.
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Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas
"Owl Rock Capital Gives Wall Street Its Very Own Unicorn"
Nov 2019
New York, NY, USA
Wall Street’s booming world of private credit has spawned a 4-year-old startup that’s suddenly worth $2.5 billion. Bloomberg’s Sonali Basak reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Bloomberg - Direct Lender Owl Rock, Flush With IPO Cash, Ready to Spend
Jul 2019
New York, NY, USA
Marc and Owl Rock Capital Co-Founders, Craig Packer and Douglas Ostrover, are interviewed by Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly at the New York Stock Exchange. They discuss the launch of the firm’s shares on the New York Stock Exchange.


Owl Rock Capital Group and Dyal Capital Partners Execute Definitive Business Combination Agreement to Form Blue Owl Capital
Press Release
Dec 2020
New York, NY, USA
Owl Rock and Dyal to combine to form Blue Owl, a differentiated alternative asset manager with industry leading Direct Lending and GP Capital Solutions businesses. The combined firm to manage over $45.0 billion in assets. Blue Owl to become publicly listed through a business combination with Altimar, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of HPS Investment Partners (NYSE:ATAC).
"Wall Street’s Very Own Unicorn Emerges in Private Credit Frenzy"
Nov 2019
New York, NY, USA
In this article, the writers discuss the sale of a 20% minority stake of Owl Rock Capital to Neuberger Berman’s Dyal Capital Partners. “It was never about the value of the business, but this investment sets us up for the long run,” Marc Lipschultz, Co-Founder, President & Co-CIO of Owl Rock Capital, said in a phone interview. “It gives us capital to continue to raise funds and invest in them."

Awards & Endorsements

The Forbes Dealmaker 50
Listed - Number Five
Marc was listed at number 5 on the 2012 Forbes Dealmaker 50 list for his accomplishments in private equity. In particular, he was lauded for executing one of the largest and most rapid profits in recent private equity history, the acquisition and sale of Hilcorp Resources.

Marc Lipschultz’s Education

Harvard Business School
M.B.A. with High Distinction, Baker Scholar
1993 - 1995
Stanford University
AB, Economics with Honors and Distinction
1987 - 1991