CHARLES (“CHARLIE”) AYRES is a Managing Partner and Chairman of Trilantic North America. Charlie is also a member of the Investment Committees of Fund III, Fund IV Global, Fund IV Europe, Fund V North America, Fund V Europe and TEP North America. Charlie joined Trilantic North America in 2009 at its inception, prior to which he was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking (LBMB). He was a member of the Investment Committee at LBMB. Prior to joining LBMB in 2003, Charlie was a Founding Partner of MidOcean Partners, a private equity investment firm formed in February 2003, and, prior to that, was Head of DB Capital Partners North America (Deutsche Bank AG) and a member of the DB Americas Regional Executive Committee, where he was responsible for overseeing $1.2 billion of investments and managing the 25-member investment team. Prior to DB Capital, he was a Managing Partner at McCown De Leeuw & Co., Inc., a $1.2 billion private equity fund. From 1987 to 1991, he was a Managing Partner at HMA Investments, Inc., a private investment firm focused on middle market management buyouts. He also worked in the M&A Department at Lazard Freres & Co. and the Corporate Finance Group at Kidder, Peabody & Co. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hotchkiss School, on the Board of Overseers at the Amos Tuck School, and is an active member of YPO, the Young Presidents’ Organization, Gotham Chapter. Charlie holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Duke University.
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