“We are delighted that an executive of Rich’s caliber has joined our organization,” said Don Hawks, President of Brookside Equity Partners. “Rich brings with him a wealth of experience and a vast knowledge of the markets in which we invest that, when added to the existing expertise of our team, will further enhance the strength of the Brookside platform.”
At Parallel Investment Partners Mr. Dell’Aquila was involved in sourcing, evaluating, structuring, managing and exiting several private equity investments. Before joining Parallel, he was a Principal at Southfield Capital Advisors and was also previously affiliated with Sasco Capital, Pangea, Ltd. and Bear, Stearns, & Co., where he began his career in the investment banking group. Mr. Dell’Aquila received a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and also studied at Oxford University.
“Supported by a strong, multi-decade track record of investing in middle market companies, Brookside’s differentiated approach presents a compelling value proposition for building successful and sustainable partnerships with leading management teams and sponsors,” said Rich Dell’Aquila. “I am thrilled to have joined such an established team of professionals.”
Brookside Equity Partners makes control investments in middle-market companies with revenues of $15 million to $150 million, and from $3 million to $25 million of EBITDA. The firm also co-invests equity alongside other investment firms, family offices and financial sponsors. Brookside generally invests in manufacturing, business services, financial services and consumer businesses. Sectors of specific interest include plastics, food and food ingredients, environmental and industrial services, specialty manufacturing, valued-added distribution, specialty building products, financial services, and specialty chemicals. Brookside was founded in 1977 and has offices in Stamford and Boston (www.brooksideequity.com).
2014 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 8-20-14