AUA Private Equity Wins Deal of the Year for Indulge Desserts, LLC

New York – July 11, 2017 – AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC (“AUA Private Equity” or the “Firm”) was announced as the winner of Consumer Deal of the Year at the 2017 ACG New York 6th Annual Champions Awards for its investment in Indulge Desserts Holding, LLC (“Indulge Desserts”). AUA Private Equity has won consumer deal of the year in both 2016 and 2017, further solidifying the Firm’s position as an emerging consumer private equity fund, that is benefiting from demographic tailwinds in the U.S.  AUA Private Equity is led by Managing Partner, and former COO of Goya Foods, Andy Unanue. The annual ACG New York Championship Awards recognize excellence in middle market transactions, firms, and dealmakers within the ACG New York community.

Managing Partner of AUA Private Equity, Andy Unanue stated, “We are extremely pleased to have won the Consumer Deal of the Year award for a second consecutive year. This award is a testament to AUA Private Equity’s unique partnership-first approach in sourcing, and in our ability to take businesses to the next level as real-life operators. We look forward to continuing to build Indulge Desserts into a leading premium desserts platform through operational improvements, and add-on acquisitions.”

Since acquiring Indulge Desserts, AUA Private Equity has acquired two additional dessert companies, Love & Quiches based in Freeport, NY, and Elegant Desserts, based in Lyndhurst, NJ.

About AUA Equity Partners
AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC is a New York-based, operationally-focused, lower middle-market investment firm providing strategic capital to companies in the consumer, media, or business services sectors with a particular focus on family-owned businesses or companies benefiting from the growth of the U.S. Hispanic population. AUA Private Equity makes equity investments of $15 to $75 million in companies that generate in excess of $5 million in EBITDA. AUA Private Equity currently manages over $275 million* of capital. For more information on AUA Private Equity, please visit www.auaequity.com.

About Indulge Desserts
Indulge Desserts Holdings, LLC is a manufacturer of premium gourmet desserts, offering a full line of American and international/ethnic, all-natural products to the foodservice and retail markets across the U.S. The company’s portfolio of products includes Italian specialties, Latin desserts (e.g., tres leches and dulce de leche) and Asian inspired treats as well as gluten-free and sugar-free items.

About ACG New York
The 2017 ACG New York Champion’s Awards will recognize and honor the leading middle market transactions, firms and dealmakers who are Driving Middle Market Growth™ within the ACG New York community. ACG New York and The M&A Advisor are proud to recognize those individuals and firms that have demonstrated leadership within the deal making community and help create the path to deal flow, which is a key benefit of ACG New York membership. Award winners will be announced at the sixth annual Gala in New York City on June 16, 2016. ACG members, award finalists, industry leaders, invited guests and Gala sponsors will celebrate together at a cocktail reception and dinner at the exclusive Metropolitan Club. The proceeds from the Gala will benefit ACG Cares – NY Chapter Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization www.acgcares.org.

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Astrid Soto
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