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Robert Nicholson

The Boston Company Asset Management

Bob is a senior portfolio manager on The Boston Company's Energy Infrastructure MLP strategy and Absolute Return Event Driven strategy. He primarily focuses on event-driven opportunities across a range of industries, particularly among small- and mid-cap U.S. companies, and he has specialized expertise investing in Master Limited Partnerships, specifically in the midstream energy infrastructure segment.

Previously, Bob was a managing partner at Pine Cobble Capital, which he co-founded in 2007. Pine Cobble Capital is a value-oriented hedge fund that employs a fundamental, research-intensive approach to investing.

Earlier, Bob was at Spectrum Equity Investors serving as a Managing Director and General Partner. At Spectrum, he focused on middle-market leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments, including Patriot Media and Communications (sold to Comcast), Classic Media (sold to Entertainment Rights, plc), ITXC (Nasdaq: ITXC), Jazztel (Nasdaq: JAZZ), Black Crow Media Group and USBid. Bob was also a consultant at Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm in Boston.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Bob holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar; and a BA, cum laude, with Honors in economics, from Williams College. He is active as an associate class agent for the Williams Alumni Society and with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay where he co-chaired the annual Private Equity and Hedge Fund industry event.

Bob is a member of the Charter Class of fellows and served his fellowship under mentor Bill Collatos at Spectrum Equity Investors in Boston.