Invoice McGlashan, the personal fairness govt charged this week after a justice division investigation into bribery in US school admissions, is out of his roles at TPG Development and The Rise Fund, the moral funding automobile he based with Bono final yr.
The information got here in clashing statements from the 2 sides. Mr McGlashan informed fellow administrators he had resigned, however TPG stated it had terminated him for trigger.
In an e-mail to fellow board members on Thursday that was seen by the Monetary Instances, Mr McGlashan stated that persevering with in his positions can be a distraction from the “critically necessary” work of the fund.
His framing of his exit contrasted with a TPG assertion saying he had been fired. “After reviewing the allegations of private misconduct within the legal grievance, we imagine the behaviour described to be inexcusable and antithetical to the values of our complete organisation,” TPG stated.
An individual near TPG added: “Invoice needed to resign however we felt termination was extra acceptable.”
In his letter, Mr McGlashan wrote: “Although it breaks my coronary heart to jot down this, I really feel it’s now the fitting factor to resign from The Rise Fund and TPG Development.”
He added: “As you’ll be able to think about, my major concern at this level is for my household. I can even be targeted on addressing the allegations which have been introduced, and there are points of the story which have but to emerge that I want I might share. It’s important nevertheless that this course of occurs aside from The Rise Fund and TPG Development.”
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019
The DoJ’s legal grievance alleged that Mr McGlashan paid a college admissions guide greater than $250,000 to discover a “facet door” into the College of Southern California for his son. TPG had already positioned Mr McGlashan on “indefinite administrative depart” within the wake of the DoJ’s fees.