AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC, a leading consumer private equity firm focused on investing in Hispanic-oriented companies and/or family-owned businesses seeking liquidity or transition is pleased to announce the final closing of AUA Private Equity Fund II, LP and its parallel funds with total capital commitments of $310m.
The Firm exceeded its initial target of $300m with commitments from existing investors as well as new investor relationships including pension funds, foundations, family offices, Fund of Funds and high net worth individuals.
Fund II will continue AUA Private Equity’s investment strategy of investing in lower middle-market companies in the United States in the Consumer sector. The Firm will make equity investments of $20m to $75m in consumer products and consumer services companies where it can provide operational support in transforming family businesses into leading institutional companies. AUA Private Equity utilises purchase price discipline and employs low leverage to acquire companies focusing on operational improvements rather than financial engineering to deliver returns to investors.
Andy Unanue, Managing Partner of AUA Private Equity stated, “It is with great pride and much appreciation that we announce our oversubscribed final closing for Fund II. We are privileged to have such high-quality partners who support our investment strategy and who continue to view us as stewards of their capital. Our partners appreciate our early adoption of ESG initiatives and commitment to diversity across our management teams and boards as well as our operational expertise that allows us to deliver positive returns to investors while creating value for our owners and partners.”
Steven Flyer, Partner of AUA Private Equity, commented: “The success of our fundraising efforts is a testament to the hard work of our investment team in sourcing and executing on quality investments and creating value for all stakeholders. We greatly appreciate the support of our limited partners and look forward to deploying capital in our targeted investment strategy while continuing to focus on operational improvements in delivering strong financial results.”