Andrew Les is a Senior Associate at Bruin Sports Capital, where he is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, executing transactions and supporting portfolio companies. He conducts detailed financial analyses, liaisons with third-party advisors and financing sources, aids in structuring and negotiating transaction terms, and assists portfolio company management with financial and strategic initiatives.
Before joining Bruin in 2017, Les was an Associate at Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm, where he focused on growth and leveraged buyout investments in media, sports and technology-enabled services industries. At Providence, Les worked across all major investment functions, including origination, valuation, execution, financing and portfolio company development. During his time at Providence, Les evaluated over forty platform investments and portfolio tuck-in acquisitions. He also provided strategic support to Learfield Sports, the leading provider of integrated marketing solutions in college sports, which included evaluating and executing tuck-in acquisitions, assisting in strategic initiatives and assessing capital structure alternatives. He also assisted in Providence’s sale of Learfield to Atairos in 2016.
Prior to Providence, Les was an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Banking division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he assisted in advising clients in the financial technology and asset management verticals on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alternatives, financing and risk management transactions. At Goldman, Les had experience on over twenty completed transactions, including buy-side and sell-side acquisitions and debt and equity financings.
Les received a B.S. in Finance and Economics from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.