Daily News: October 21, 2013

Arnett Joins Yukon Partners

Yukon Partners announced the addition of Aaron Arnett, director, to the Yukon team. Arnett’s responsibilities include working with the Yukon team on overall investment activities. He will provide leadership in the areas of evaluation, due diligence, and portfolio investment monitoring.

William Dietz, a managing partner at Yukon, said, “Over the past years we have had the opportunity to work with Aaron on several transactions, and have always appreciated his thoughtful investment acumen. Aaron has a strong analytical approach coupled with a sincere demeanor that is reflective of our Yukon culture. We are confident that Aaron will provide the high level of stewardship that our industry relationships expect from Yukon.”

Prior to joining Yukon, Arnett was a vice president at the Pohlad Companies. At Pohlad, he was responsible for private equity and mezzanine debt direct investment origination, underwriting, transaction execution and portfolio management. His responsibilities also included asset allocation and portfolio management as part of the Pohlad Investment Committee. He was involved in merger and acquisition and financing activities for certain Pohlad operating companies.

Before joining Pohlad Companies, Arnett was an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray. At Piper Jaffray, he provided leveraged finance solutions to middle-market companies across a variety of industries.