David Acharya25 Jan 2014
David Acharya is a Partner at AGI Partners LLC, an alternative investment management firm that deploys capital in private equity investments and special situation opportunities from our funds.
Mr. Acharya is a Board Member of Impact XM, a leading provider of experiential marketing solutions for global clients and a portfolio company of AGI Partners LLC.
Previously, Mr. Acharya was a Director of a NYC based private equity firm. Mr. Acharya was responsible for investment sourcing and execution. Among other accomplishments, he sourced and executed Revolution Dancewear for this NYC based private equity firm (co-sponsored with Incline Equity Partners), an investment that won the Consumer Products Deal of the Year from the Global M&A Network.
Before joining this NYC based private equity firm in 2009, Mr. Acharya was a Vice President with Apprise Media, a private equity firm focused on niche media investments, where he worked with the founders of PRIMEDIA, a former KKR founded portfolio company. Mr. Acharya invested over $200 million in niche media companies across digital, events and print products in North America, Europe and Asia. He has made significant contributions to Apprise Media’s largest portfolio company: Canon Communications, the leading B2B media company focused on the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industries. Canon was successfully sold to United Business Media in 2010.
Prior to his time at Apprise Media, he spent 10 years as an investment banker in the highly ranked leveraged finance groups of JP Morgan Chase and Toronto Dominion Securities where he advised, structured and raised over $18 billion of capital for leading financial sponsors, media, telecom, consumer product and other various companies across the globe. He also advised clients on debt tender/consent transactions that affected over $4 billion in debt. In addition, he was involved in numerous private equity investments including Rural Cellular Corporation (sold to Verizon), Voicestream (aka T-Mobile), Completel, Bresnan Communications, Intermedia Communications (Leo Hindery’s Cable Venture), as part of Toronto Dominion’s merchant banking investments.
Mr. Acharya is a Board Member of the ACG NY Chapter, the premier association in New York City for middle market deal making professionals and EVP of the executive committee where he works with the Chairperson and President in developing and executing its strategy/operations. Also, he is a member of the Advisory Board of The Sport Source, the leading educational technology company in providing students with access to scholarship information for collegiate athletic programs across 23 sports.
Mr. Acharya holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees, both conferred with honors, from St. John’s University. He was also selected for the Executives-In-Residence program where he worked with leading executives from financial service firms. In addition, he was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics and finance honor society.