Andy Mason Managing Director
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Andy is a Managing Director and a co-founder of VRA Partners. Andy brings a unique perspective to VRA Partners through his broad experience in investment banking, private equity and leveraged lending and his diverse base of mergers & acquisitions and capital raising transaction experience. Andy maintains expertise across a broad range of industries including the Industrial Products & Services, Consumer Products & Services, Retail & Restaurant, Energy Products & Services and Broadcasting & Publishing sectors, among others. Andy also maintains an extensive network of relationships with providers of equity and debt capital.
Prior to founding VRA Partners, Andy was a Managing Director, Co-Head of the Private Markets Group and a senior member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of The Robinson-Humphrey Company and its successor, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Andy’s responsibilities included the management of merger & acquisition and private placement assignments as well as managing the firm’s activities with all sources of private capital. Andy was also a member of the Investment Committee of SunTrust Equity Partners, the private equity vehicle for SunTrust Bank. Prior to joining Robinson Humphrey, Andy worked in the private equity industry as a professional with River Capital, Inc. and Trivest, Inc. (private equity firms focused on the acquisition of middle market companies) where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, closing and managing control equity investments. Andy began his career in corporate finance with GE Capital, Corporate Finance Group, where he was engaged in financing, and investing in, leveraged transactions.
Andy received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Auburn University and an MBA from Emory University.