Matt Carney is Director of Acquisitions leading the Aries Private Equity Group’s acquisition activities, in which he is primarily responsible for transaction sourcing and due diligence.
Matt is also responsible for developing new capital source relationships across the firm’s capital markets and principal investing activities.
Previously, Matt was an investment professional in the private equity group at Ares Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $200 billion under management. While at Ares, Matt evaluated acquisitions, divestitures, and special situations investments across industries. Additionally, Matt served as a Board Observer for Ares portfolio companies including CHG Healthcare, Verdad Resources, Cureton Midstream, and Jacuzzi Brands.
Prior to Ares Management, Matt was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. While at BAML, Matt worked on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings totaling over $10 billion of transaction value for clients such as Nestle, WellCare Health, Pinnacle Foods, and Nexstar Media Group.
Matt is a Los Angeles native and graduated with Honors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.