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.
As an affiliate of CEA Group, Atlantic American Partners (AAP) manages a series of private equity funds focused on helping foreign nationals obtain permanent residency in the United States through the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved Atlantic American’s unique diversified fund approach to EB-5 investing, where investor capital is diversified amongst a portfolio of assets, verses one single asset. Serving as an asset manager for its clients, AAP partners with proven real estate developers to develop multifamily residential, hospitality, student housing, and mixed use properties.
Since 2010, AAP has raised and invested nearly $350 million from 650 foreign investors from more than 32 countries.
In association with Credit Ease/Good Hope, AAP is raising its first offshore non-EB5 Fund.
CEA Capital Advisors, LLC provides administrative, tax and other advisory services to AAP related investment vehicles and their investors.
CEA established its Communications, Media and Entertainment ("CME")-focused private equity funds 25 years ago at a time when the market was underserved with financial vehicles for that sector. Independently in some cases, and in conjunction with unaffiliated banking institutions and others, CEA and its affiliates have 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.
The CME focus came naturally for CEA because by the beginning of our private equity efforts, the firm’s personnel had many years of experience in the sector in making direct investments in privately-held CME companies -- including operating responsibilities in several of the investments -- and in providing investment banking services for many more CME clients.
CEA’s private equity fund endeavors have provided CEA and its staff the experience in raising and administering fund vehicles on a professional basis and, while we continue to pursue CME opportunities, we are now using that knowledge to form vehicles in other market segments. We are seeking to exploit opportunities where we have developed expertise internally through our investment banking activities and by teaming with individuals and companies that have expertise in areas that we find have significant investment potential.