Christopher Thomas has joined Aterian Investment Partners as a partner. Previously, he was a principal at Sun Capital Partners. New York-based Aterian Investment Partners is a private investment firm focused on small-to-middle market businesses.
Christopher Thomas has joined Aterian Investment Partners as a Partner. Prior to joining Aterian, Thomas was a Principal at Sun Capital Partners, an operationally-focused private investment firm managing approximately $8 billion in capital. Thomas’ extensive experience includes leveraged buyouts, equity, debt and other investments throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in the chemical, manufacturing, consumer products and retail industries, among others.
Mr. Thomas’ appointment is the latest positive development at Aterian. Earlier this year, Aterian completed the successful exit of its investment in EnviroSolutions, a leading vertically integrated waste disposal company.
About Aterian Investment Partners
Aterian Investment Partners is a private investment firm focused on small-to-middle market businesses across a broad range of industries that are underperforming, turnarounds or otherwise unique situations. Aterian partners with businesses generating $25 million to $500 million in annual revenues with strong, proven franchises in need of up to $50 million of capital. Aterian’s principals have extensive experience investing in complicated situations including corporate carve-outs, restructurings both in and out of bankruptcy, and strategic investments necessary to build and enhance value for all stakeholders. Aterian will use its fund to invest in both control and non-control situations across the capital structure in addition to bridging the entire purchase price, providing sellers the upmost speed and certainty of closing.