CEA has been tried and tested in the business arena in more than 60 countries around the world. Our vision, first-hand experience and relationships can be invaluable when navigating ever-changing market landscapes.
Founded by J. Patrick “Rick” Michaels, Jr. in 1973, CEA began as a US Cable TV brokerage firm. Since then, CEA expanded and focused on the Media, Entertainment, Telecom and Technology sectors, having advised on over 1,000 transactions in more than 60 countries. For the past 15 years, CEA has also represented additional industries.
CEA and its affiliates have also managed, co-managed or participated in a worldwide family of private equity funds with committed capital of approximately $1.15 billion for private equity investments in the industries CEA serves.
Through specialized advisory and investment banking services, CEA continues to serve clients and partners as it has done for the past four decades. As well as a successful alternative asset management transaction history, guiding them through paradigm shifts in industries all over the world.
Spotting Winning Opportunities is the hallmark of CEA’s perspective and culture. No matter the business or economic climate, opportunity demands the right thing in the right place at the right time – Plan for it…Capitalize on it.
"We find out what somebody needs and help them find that, because we care."
-Parke Wright, Senior Advisor - International
CEA’s formula for success has always been to discover market opportunities in otherwise underserved areas, apply a focused investment approach and create a logical value proposition.
Led by Ming Jung, CEA’s Alternative Asset Management team partners with experienced fund managers and investors to sponsor, co-sponsor and manage special opportunities that include new fund concepts, joint ventures, and other strategic partnerships that can leverage CEA’s global strategic contacts, fund management experience and back office capacity. Only in conjunction with these partnerships or other joint venture opportunities does CEA invest directly.
The goal of CEA’s Alternative Asset Management team is to create, grow and protect investor capital and generational wealth through activities which have included those endeavors of not only the CEA brand, but also Atlantic American Partners.
While CEA does not make passive third-party investments in any transaction, we would be interested in hearing from you regarding concepts for which a potential relationship with CEA might be advantageous.