We wanted to start a different kind
of private investment firm.

Aterian at a Glance


Able to close transactions
within 30 days from LOI


No financing outs; Investment
Committee led diligence


Commercial approach to
transaction issues



Closed August 2021

Ownership: Preference for control equity investments


$50-$750M revenue

Up to $10-$50M EBITDA

No size requirements for portfolio add-ons


Up to $10-$100M equity

Up to $350M enterprise

Flexibility to pursue larger transactions with
active LP co-investment program

Meet the Founders

Brandon Bethea, Co-Founder & Partner

It’s worth taking the shot

As any entrepreneur will appreciate, joining Aterian involved a lot of risk. But we had a shared vision of building a different kind of private investment practice. One where we could help turn fine businesses into great businesses, in a way where everyone feels positive.

Michael Fieldstone, Co-Founder & Partner

We take a partnership approach

We set out to be a firm which appreciates all the stakeholders of a company.  To be collaborative in working with management teams.  To create an atmosphere in which we are all rowing together to achieve what the company has embarked on and take it to new heights.

Christopher H. Thomas, Co-Founder & Partner

A contagious energy

We like what we do. And it’s clear to anyone we meet. With over 20 years of history, both in business and in friendship, our partnerships extend to investors, management teams, customers, suppliers, employees, and the environment.