CEA GROUP CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF INVESTMENT BANKING & PRIVATE EQUITY HISTORY
CEA Group, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is celebrating its 45th year of capital markets advisory and investment success. The boutique firm has withstood the test of time, by providing clever and well-planned services to complete transactions during economic expansions and contractions.
CEA Group has continued to evolve with the times, addressing needs and providing advisory services through many types of transactions. Additionally, it has added its institutional real estate investment funds to the family, the Atlantic American Opportunities Funds.
As opportunities arose in the advisory field, CEA grew and expanded to ultimately become a respected national and international investment bank. The transaction services transcended many industries, including healthcare, infrastructure, business services and cybersecurity. CEA’s corporate headquarters has been a cornerstone on the 33rd floor of the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa since 1988. Additional office locations include New York and London, with representatives located in New Orleans, Dallas, Philadelphia and Singapore.
CEA Group focuses on current emerging markets and innovative, diversified industries. By combining the execution ability of a reputable and long- standing financial firm along with its knowledge and expertise in merger/ acquisition strategies, capital markets transaction financing, strategic advisory and related services, the firm has triumphed over the “peaks and valleys” of the cyclical financial industry.
CEA’s reputation and ability to complete transactions speak for themselves. The firm has completed over 900 transactions valued at approximately $45 billion. The experienced professionals are laser-focused as industry changes emerge with the team utilizing the vast skills, expertise, resources and varied talents of each of its professionals.
The firm continues the legacy of its founding principals, with its sustaining ability to address the capital market needs of businesses globally.
Atlantic American Partners’ funds are managed by Gar Lippincott, Robert Moreyra, Brad Snyder and Ming Jung. The funds traditionally invest in new construction opportunities, including multi-family housing, student housing and hotels. The funds are dedicated to foreign investors participating in the US Investor Visa program (EB-5). To date, Atlantic American Partners has invested approximately $300mm of EB-5 money into 28 development projects, totaling approximately $1.2 billion in the aggregate with 100% approval in meeting the EB-5 visa requirements.
For the past four-and-a-half decades, CEA Group has worked with heads of state, captains of industry and founder-based firms to achieve the desired results for the parties involved.
J. Patrick “Rick” Michaels, Jr.
Mr. Michaels is a financial giant and pioneer in the cable industry, founding Communications Equity Associates (CEA Group) in 1973. CEA Group focused primarily on private equity investments in media, entertainment and telecommunications industries. Mr. Michaels continues to be an active participant in all facets of the firm he founded and offers insight and direction, along with a global collection of top ranking relationships.