Sam Heischuber and Sameer Patel Announced as Winners of the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2016 – Angeles Equity Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation, today announced that two members of its investment team, Sam Heischuber and Sameer Patel, have been recognized by The M&A Advisor for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community.  The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the “40 Under 40 Awards” to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have achieved a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.        

“We believe Sam Heischuber and Sameer Patel are leading the next generation of private equity professionals,” said Timothy Meyer, co-founder and managing partner of Angeles Equity Partners. “Our team could not be more proud to have two private equity professionals selected as winners by The M&A Advisor’s independent judging panel as playing a vital role in the advancement of our industry.”  

“The 2016 Emerging Leaders Awards winners join a truly global network of young leaders,” said David Fergusson, president and co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.  “Through the support of business, philanthropic, academic and personal development experts, we are establishing a connected “leadership community” with the mandate to empower these successful young professionals to improve the life experiences of others through their career.”     


Sam Heischuber is a Vice President at Angeles Equity Partners, where he is responsible for the evaluation, due diligence and execution of new investment opportunities.  Sam Heischuber has worked on over a dozen investment banking and private equity transactions spanning entertainment, industrials, logistics, media, technology, telecom, and transportation industries.  Prior to joining Angeles Equity Partners in 2016, Mr. Heischuber spent five years at Platinum Equity within the Lower Middle Market group.  Previous to Platinum Equity, Mr. Heischuber was an Associate at Sun Capital Partners. Mr. Heischuber began his career as an analyst within the Investment Banking Division at Wells Fargo in New York.  Mr. Heischuber received a B.S. in Business Administration, with a Finance concentration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sameer Patel has been a Vice President at Angeles Equity Partners since its inception in 2014.  He is responsible for the evaluation, due diligence and execution of new investment opportunities.  Sameer Patel has worked on a broad range of investment banking and private equity transactions spanning global industrials, cosmetics, electronics, media, technology, and telecom industries. Sameer was a key player responsible for the opportunity identification and due diligence process for the February 2016 Angeles Equity Partners acquisition of the auto acoustics business Applied Acoustics International.  Prior to joining Angeles Equity Partners, Mr. Patel was an investment professional at The Gores Group, where he was responsible for evaluating and executing potential acquisition targets, as well as coordinating and managing the due diligence process. Mr. Patel began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch, specifically within the Global Industrials Group.  Mr. Patel received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

About Angeles Equity Partners, LLC
Angeles Equity Partners is a private equity firm that invests in companies across a wide range of industrial sectors and specifically targets businesses which it believes can directly benefit from the firm’s deep expertise in operational transformation and strategic repositioning. This skill set drives the firm’s investment philosophy and, in its view, can help underperforming businesses reach their full potential.  Learn more online at

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