Chip Grace is a founding partner of May River Capital, a Chicago based private equity firm focused on lower middle market industrial growth businesses. Chip leads origination and development of executive relationships at May River and assists in overall management of the firm, including the development of investment theses, origination of new investment opportunities, deal structuring, negotiations, transaction execution and portfolio management. Chip is a member of the board of directors of each of May River’s portfolio companies.


Prior to founding May River Capital, Chip was a Principal and Managing Director at Wynnchurch Capital, a Chicago based middle-market private equity firm. Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Chip worked in leveraged finance and investment banking at GE Capital, Salomon Smith Barney, and A.G. Edwards & Sons.

Chip lives with his wife and two children in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Chip holds a B.A. from Duke University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.