AUA Private Equity Partners Formalizes Partnership with First Generation Investors; Funds University of Miami Chapter
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 7, 2021) – AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC (“AUA Private Equity” or “AUA”), a lower middle-market consumer investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has formalized a partnership with First Generation Investors (“FGI”), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to provide high school students in underserved communities with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the investment economy. As part of this partnership, AUA Private Equity will be a sponsor and active partner of the University of Miami chapter.
FGI’s robust financial literacy curriculum is led by volunteer college students across 40 chapters nationwide who work with high school students to teach core finance concepts, create investment portfolios and establish a strong foundation for their investing journey.
“Social responsibility and community building are core values of AUA Private Equity, our portfolio companies, and our partners and First Generation Investors is a perfect fit for us. FGI has made an incredible impact teaching young adults in underserved communities the skills necessary to thrive in the modern economy in such a short period of time and it is nothing short of inspiring,” said Managing Partner of AUA, Andy Unanue. “Given my roots and deep connections with the University of Miami, I am especially pleased the AUA team will be sponsoring the University of Miami chapter and be playing such an active role in empowering the next generation through financial literacy.”
FGI’s Head of Partnerships, Charlie Ewig, added: “We are very excited to have the support of AUA Private Equity as we admire AUA’s deep entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated commitment to impacting its community. We are looking forward to working together as partners to accelerate our mission FGI and maximize our impact in the Miami area.”
About AUA Private Equity Partners
AUA Private Equity Partners is an operationally-focused, lower middle-market investment firm providing strategic capital to companies in the consumer products and consumer 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 $20 to $75 million in companies that generate in excess of $5 million in EBITDA. For more information on AUA Private Equity Partners, please visit www.auaequity.com.
About First Generation Investors
Founded in 2018 by University of Pennsylvania students Alex Ingerman, Dylan Ingerman and Cole Mattox, First Generation Investors (FGI) is a non-profit organization that works to provide young adults with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the investment economy. FGI is a volunteer-based program that teaches high school students in underserved communities the power of investing and brings classroom lessons to life by providing students with real money to invest. In the spring of 2019, FGI piloted the program with three local Philadelphia high school students. FGI has since expanded its program from three graduates to nearly 500, supported by almost 200 volunteers at 25 college campuses nationwide. In the fall of 2021, FGI expects to have more than 40 chapters nationwide. For more information, please visit www.firstgenerationinvestors.com.
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