Brookside Equity Partners names MD

Brookside Equity Partners has hired Richard T. Dell’Aquila as a managing director. Previously, Dell’Aquila worked at Parallel Investment Partners where he served as a managing director.


Brookside Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce that Richard T. Dell’Aquila has joined the Firm as a Managing Director. Previously, Rich was a Managing Director at Parallel Investment Partners in Dallas, TX, where he was involved in sourcing, evaluating, structuring, managing and exiting several private equity investments. Before joining Parallel, Rich was a Principal at Southfield Capital Advisors and was also previously affiliated with Sasco Capital, Inc., Pangea, Ltd. and Bear, Stearns, & Co. Inc., where he began his career in the investment banking group. Rich received a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College and also studied at Oxford University.

“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 BEP platform.”

“Supported by a strong, multi-decade track record of investing in middle market companies, BEP’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.”

About Brookside Equity Partners
Brookside Equity Partners sponsors control private equity investments in middle-market companies. We also co-invest equity alongside other investment firms, family offices and financial sponsors.

Brookside Equity Partners is not a traditional fund. Our capital is family capital, evergreen, patient and flexible. Our investment horizons are determined by the needs of the businesses in which we invest, rather than by outside limited partners. This flexibility distinguishes us from other private equity groups which may seek investment realizations based on fund raising cycles rather than fundamental business reasons. Brookside Equity Partners structures investments with a conservative capital base and a term that is appropriate for the companies in which we invest. We are proud of our successful investment track record, beginning with the inception of our predecessor entity in 1977.

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