New York


Darren McKenzie Chaffee

Managing Director

Our core thesis is that orphaned business units tend to be starved for resources and under the ownership of a focused, entrepreneurial investor like CoBe Capital, they can achieve better results.

Darren Chaffee, Managing Director of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at CoBe Capital, oversees the evaluation and execution of transactions, including valuation, due diligence and contract negotiation.  He oversees all transactions on a global basis and leads all North American transactions directly.

Prior to joining CoBe Capital, Mr. Chaffee was a Principal with the PBSF, where he completed transactions in media & entertainment, healthcare, aviation, consumer goods, business services and retail.  Previously, Mr. Chaffee was with Platinum Equity, where he specialized in complex corporate carve-out acquisitions.  He began his career at Deloitte as part of the Mergers and Acquisitions Services group in New York.  There, he performed private equity due diligence, advising on transactions in biotech, radio, manufacturing, telecom and financial services.

Mr. Chaffee received a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and graduated with distinction from Occidental College with an A.B. in Economics and Diplomacy & World Affairs. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York (inactive).

Mr. Chaffee resides in Manhattan with his wife, daughter and son. He is an avid runner and enjoys running marathons.