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Alexander E. Carles Managing Partner
Alex Carles joined Wellspring in 2001 and became a partner in 2007. Alex has directed the acquisition and/or divestiture of American Coin Merchandising, Vistar Corporation, Home Décor Holdings, Edwin Watts Golf Shops, Tube City IMS Corporation, Stripes Holdings, Checkers Drive-in Restaurants, National Seating & Mobility and Great Lakes Caring.
Alex focuses on the consumer, retail/restaurant and services sectors as well as directing the firm’s Healthcare investing effort. His active portfolio companies include United Sporting Companies, Performance Food Group, Crosman Corporation, Help at Home and AdvoServ. Most recently, Alex co-led the firm's stressed/distressed credit investment in Spring Capital II.
Alex was previously an investment professional at Whitney & Co. in that firm’s middle market buyout group. Prior to Whitney, he was a high yield research analyst at Lehman Brothers.
Alex graduated cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and spent a year at the London School of Economics in the General Course. He was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and currently resides there with his wife and two children.