AUA Private Equity Partners Launches

New York-based, lower middle-market private equity firm AUA Private Equity Partners has launched.

Led by Andy Unanue, former COO and current shareholder of Goya Foods, a Hispanic-owned food company in the US, and founding partners Steven Flyer, David Benyaminy and Kyce Chihi, the firm focuses on making equity investments in companies in the consumer, media and business services sectors with a focus on Hispanic-oriented companies and family-owned businesses in the US.

AUA Equity plans to invest $10 to $30m of equity in companies that generate $3 to $15m in EBITDA, making control and significant minority investments in a variety of transactions and structures including: traditional leveraged buyouts; growth equity; recapitalizations; and roll-up strategies.



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