Aqil Sohail

Principal Consultant
New York, NY | London, UK
Business ConsultingFinancial Modeling / Due DiligenceLeverage BuyoutsMergers & AcquisitionsPortfolio Project ManagementPrivate Equity

About me

  • Aqil is a business consultant that works with professional investors and their portfolio companies on executing strategic value-enhancing projects such as management buyouts, bolt-on acquisitions and debt refinancing that leverages his decade of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.
  • He has a demonstrated history of customer success and has an in-depth understanding of consumer products focused on health and wellness. He has also worked and executed investments in the leisure, business services, tech and the healthcare space during his career.
  • His successful career trail began shortly after he accomplished a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics & Political Science, when he began working in investment banking at Lazard as a corporate finance advisor focused primarily on mergers & acquisitions and transitioned naturally into the Private Equity sector as a principal investor.
  • Aqil began ACEQAP in 2019, and is passionate about helping businesses scale to reach their full potential. ACEQAP not only consults to investors but also to their portfolio companies and is active globally with a main focus on the USA, UK and Europe.


ACEQAP Founder

Feb 2019 – Present

  • Investment execution and consulting to private equity industry & portfolio companies
  • Deep focus on consumer brands

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Private Equity

Mar 2019 – Sep 2019

  • New leverage buyout deal execution, bolt-ons and refinancings
  • Raising fund for LLCP Europe (~€400m)


CBPE Capital Investment Manager

2018 – 2019

  • UK mid-market leverage buyouts completing deals in healthcare and industrial tech space
  • Executing operational restructuring for portfolio company


CCMP Capital Investors Senior Associate

2016 – 2018

  • Executing on new investments from a $2bn global fund
  • Successfully exited portfolio company – Pure Gym ($800m sale to Private Equity fund)


B&B Investment Partners Growth Equity Investor

2014 – 2016

  • Growth equity investor in consumer brands in the health & wellness space
  • Strategic projects with Walgreens Boots Alliance Prior experience: Lazard in M&A

Remote Management Consulting

Business Continuity