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AUA Private Equity Partners, based in New York, is an
operationally-focused, private equity firm that makes control and significant minority equity investments in companies in the consumer, media, and business services sectors. We also target Hispanic-oriented companies and family-owned businesses located in the United States.

The firm is led by Managing Partner Andy Unanue, former Chief Operating Officer of Goya Foods, Inc., the largest and most successful Hispanic-owned food company in the United States (founded by the Unanue family). He is complemented by a cohesive team of investment professionals with significant institutional private equity experience.

AUA Equity is a next-generation manager with competitive advantages allowing it to successfully capture the growth of the U.S. Hispanic demographic and family-owned businesses facing transition due to retiring baby boomers.

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Key Benefits
  • Operationally-focused, lower middle-market private equity firm
  • Targeted investment strategy
  • Active sponsorship
  • Experienced operating executive board
  • Specializing in Hispanic-oriented companies
  • Complete alignment of interests

"AUA Equity will seek to target an often overlooked market in the United States that represents significant opportunities for business development, job creation, and investment. We hope to nurture these opportunities by providing strategic capital, a wide network of relationships, investment insights, and operational know-how to help businesses reach their fullest potential."

Andy Unanue
Managing Partner