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David Manzano

David joined AEA in 2007 as a member of the newly formed senior debt team and was promoted to Partner in 2011.

Prior to joining AEA, David spent almost five years at Callidus Capital Management, LLC, a manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations, as a principal and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Callidus in 2002, he served as a consultant to The Carlyle Group evaluating stressed loan portfolios. Prior to this consulting engagement, David was a vice president at Merrill Lynch & Co. and spent four years in leveraged finance focused on originating, structuring and marketing high yield bank loan and bond transactions for event-related financings such as corporate acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Prior to Merrill Lynch & Co., David spent four years as a credit analyst at The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. in both New York and Hong Kong and is a graduate of the bank’s credit training program.

Education M.B.A., Columbia University
B.A. in Government and International Relations, Cornell University
Location New York
Business Private Debt, Senior Debt

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  • 1968

    Founded in 1968 by members of the world’s leading industrial families, AEA is one of the oldest and most experienced private equity firms with a long legacy of success.

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