STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH PLATINUM

Anchor commitment from Platinum Equity – Global PE firm with $19B assets under management

PLATINUM EQUITY & AVATAR GROWTH CAPITAL

  • Anchor commitment from the founder and lead partners of the firm
  • Representation on Investment Committee
  • Avatar team benefits from the institutional scale, resources, and experience of Platinum and Platinum gets insights into cutting edge technology and cost saving platforms
  • Access to Platinum Ops team and portfolio executives to validate and/or supplement investment theses and diligence where appropriate

JACOB KOTZUBEI

PARTNER, PLATINUM EQUITY

  • Leads the headquarters-based M&A team in Los Angeles & oversees the Platinum Asia office in Singapore; 25+ years of M&A experience
  • Prior experience at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in the Hi-Tech Group and M&A attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York
  • B.A. from Wesleyan, J.D. from Columbia Law

BRYAN KELLN

PARTNER, PLATINUM EQUITY

  • Head of Portfolio Operations responsible for business strategy and operations across all Platinum Equity’s portfolio companies
  • Previously worked at Nortek, Inc, (Sr VP & COO), Jacuzzi Brands Inc., The Jordan Company (PE with $6B+ AUM), RockShox Inc., General Cable Corporation, Mercer Management Consulting
  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington State University and MBA from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business