At AUA Private Equity, we are focused on improving returns utilizing ESG principles while positively impacting our communities.  We implement ESG methodologies within our portfolio companies and throughout the investment process as a way to maximize returns.  We also seek to be socially responsible by empowering minority and women business-owners through AUAccelerate



A Portfolio That Gives Back

Associated Foods Holdings, LLC
Good Neighbor program aims to strengthen local communities with initiatives and outreach

VStar Entertainment Group, LLC
Supports charities such as Supplies for Success by providing education through literacy

Raymundos Food Group, LLC
Develops unique products to charitable organizations serving veterans

Tijuana Flats Restaurants, LLC
Just in Queso Foundation invests in local charities that support health, homes, and education

Indulge Desserts Holdings, LLC
Employing workplace safety practices developed alongside the AUA Private Equity investment team

The AUAccelerate Program

AUA Equity established an accelerator program in march 2016 to support minority and women-owned enterprises lacking the resources to fulfill their vision of success

The goal is to “accelerate” 3 – 5 companies per year through mentorship and access to aua equity’s professionals, operating executives, and an advisory council of third party service providers

Meet the inaugural AUAccelerate Class of 2016

Natural deodorant

AUAccelerate Value
Manufacturing and supply chain; human capital; corporate structure; wholesale strategy

Gluten, grain, dairy, GMO & preservative free cookies

AUAccelerate Value
Manufacturing; fundraising; go-to-market strategy; packaging and materials; accounting overhaul

Traditional Hispanic “polvorones” cookies

AUAccelerate Value
Go-to-market strategy; fundraising; product shelf life; plant setup; accounting overhaul

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