Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC (AAI), a Maine based private equity firm focused on supporting sustainable growth for its portfolio companies, announces Chris Chandler has joined the firm as General Counsel.
Mr. Chandler brings over 35 years of experience advising businesses and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, employment, contracts, and intellectual property.
Leveraging his business, legal and operating experience, Mr. Chandler will work closely with Founder and President, Peter V. Anania to continue to advise the firm and its portfolio of companies.
A former attorney with Curtis Thaxter LLC and co-owner of Wells Wood Turning & Finishing, Chris brings a unique combination of operating, legal, and manufacturing experience to the Anania & Associates team.
Chandler’s area of focus will include general counsel and advising the A&A family of companies with mergers and acquisitions, employment, contracts, intellectual property, and more.
Mr. Chandler comments on his new position at AAI:
“I look forward to providing AAI guidance and support for the fund, portfolio, and each of the companies as general counsel. The continued growth of AAI is impressive, and with recent acquisitions and new activity, the momentum is even more compelling. With my previous experience working alongside Peter and the AAI team, I am excited to continue my partnership with all the members of the AAI team as a dedicated in-house advisor.”
In making the announcement of Chandler’s appointment, Peter V. Anania, President of Anania & Associates commented: “We are happy to welcome Chris to the Anania team. Chris brings a strong business and financial background and will play a key role as we continue building our organization and portfolio.”
About Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC
Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC (AAI) is a Maine-based and manufacturing focused holding company centered on investing in and building US manufacturing companies, jobs, and supporting the local communities in which it operates.
Its current portfolio companies include Elmet Technologies LLC (with locations in Lewiston, Maine, Euclid, Ohio and Coldwater, Michigan), and Microwave Techniques LLC (with locations in Gorham, Maine, Nashua, New Hampshire and Hamburg, Germany), representing over 550 employees in Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Michigan, Germany, and beyond.