Chairman and Founding Partner
Charles Tate founded Capital Royalty in 2003 after a successful 35-year career in investment banking and private equity. Before launching Capital Royalty, Mr. Tate was a Partner and Executive Committee Member of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst from 1991 to 2002 and for 19 years was at Morgan Stanley & Co. —11 years as a Managing Director in both its M&A and Merchant Banking Division.
Mr. Tate received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1968 from The University of Texas at Austin where he is a Distinguished Alumnus, member of the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame and recipient of the 2012 Presidential Citation. Mr. Tate received his MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1972 and has been a member of its Board of Overseers since 2001.
Boards and Service
2001 to present - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Board of Visitors and Executive Committee
2005 to 2010 - Texas Life Science Center of Innovation and Commercialization, Chairman
2008 to 2013 - Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Member of Oversight Committee and Chairman, Economic Development and Commercialization Committee
2003 to present - University of Texas Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chairman, External Advisory Committee
2004 to present - University of Texas Investment Management Company, Director and Chairman, Risk Committee
2008 to present - The Robert W. Welch Foundation, Board of Directors
2012 to present – The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Technology Commercialization Advisory Cabinet
2012 to present – The University of Texas at Austin Office of the President Committee on Business Productivity and Chairman, Subcommittee on Technology Commercialization