Craig Bunker Joins Tonka Bay

MINNETONKA, MN (September 15, 2020) — Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC (“Tonka Bay”) announced that Craig Bunker has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. In this role, Bunker will assist in the execution of the firm’s overall investment activities.

Prior to joining Tonka Bay, Bunker was an associate at HCI Equity Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Minneapolis. While at HCI, Bunker was responsible for all aspects of the private equity investment lifecycle, including buy side and sell side deal execution and portfolio management. Prior to HCI, Bunker worked at Brown Brothers Harriman in the Treasury and Investor Services divisions, across the Boston and New York offices.

“Tonka Bay’s outstanding reputation in the market, strong track record, and recent fundraise highlight just a few of the reasons I am excited to join the investment team,” Bunker said. “I hope to leverage my previous experiences and contribute to the firm’s continued success.”

“Craig’s previous experience in private equity will make him a valuable contributor to the firm,” said Steve Soderling, Partner of Tonka Bay Equity Partners. “We are excited to have Craig on the team.”

Bunker earned his undergraduate degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He also played professional lacrosse for five seasons in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL).

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners
Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Tonka Bay has been Building Bigger, Better Businesses® for over 25 years. Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in growth-oriented businesses in the highly engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2030 or visit

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