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, Crosman Corporation, 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 Help at Home and AirSwift. 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 and distressed research analyst at Lehman Brothers.
Alex graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and attended the London School of Economics in the General Course with a concentration in economic history and finance.