About Ariel Alternatives’ Project Black

Our Mission
To scale minority-owned businesses to serve as suppliers-of-choice to Fortune 500 companies, driving economic equality from the entry level to the boardroom. We aim to close the wealth gap by generating jobs and economic growth within underrepresented communities, with a focus on Black and Latinx communities.
Our Opportunity
Through an innovative combination of customers and long-term patient capital, we will reimagine private equity as a backer of minority businesses.
Our Purpose
To close the wealth gap by generating jobs and economic growth within underrepresented communities through sound investments in newly constituted Black and Latinx businesses as well as existing MBEs.
Our Approach
We plan to invest through an affiliate in existing standalone companies and corporate divisions in the middle-market with $100 million to $1 billion in revenue. These companies will meet the needs of Fortune 500 companies seeking to significantly increase their mandates with minority-owned businesses.
Our Team
An experienced network of investment professionals and business executives, along with partners who will commit capital to invest alongside Ariel Alternatives.

For more information, or to be connected with a member of our team, please contact communications@arielinvestments.com.