Valor Equity's Antonio Gracias Participates in Historic Visit to Cuba to Raise Flag Over U.S. Embassy

Aug 18, 2015, 13:12 ET from Valor Equity Partners

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Antonio Gracias, Founder and CEO of Valor Equity Partners and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, attended the flag-raising ceremony at the opening of the United States Embassy in Cuba on Friday, August 14, 2015.  Antonio joined a private sector delegation that was present for the event and later joined Secretary of State John Kerry, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, and members of the U.S. Government delegation at the reception following the ceremony.

"As the son of immigrants to America, it gives me particular pleasure and pride to have the opportunity to take part in this historic event. I look forward to contributing to work towards the mutual understanding between our countries and to one day building meaningful connections between the American and Cuban people."

An early investor in businesses as diverse as Uber and PayPal, Antonio invests with his Valor colleagues in high growth companies, which they serve as the companies scale.  Prior to Valor, Antonio was the founder and Managing Member of MG Capital, where he acquired and acted as CEO for a number of technology related and manufacturing companies.  A resident of Chicago, Antonio is actively involved in philanthropic activities.

About Valor Equity Partners:

Valor Equity Partners is an operationally active private equity firm focused on making expansion, growth, and buyout investments.  The firm partners with talented management teams, providing active operational support to assist in accelerating growth and improvement within their companies.  Over the last 20 years, the firm has made 69 investments in 35 platforms in various sectors, including consumer, infrastructure & industrial services, and manufacturing.  The firm currently is investing out of its third fund.

 

SOURCE Valor Equity Partners