Michelle He, Associate, executes due diligence on potential opportunities and supports AIF’s existing portfolio. Leveraging her statistics/neuroscience background and a solid financial foundation developed at Morgan Stanley, she builds valuation models across sectors, including data-enabled services, SaaS, and biotechnology. Her valuation work is integral to AIF’s deal prioritization and decision-making process. For existing portfolio companies, she monitors financial and operational conditions, industry dynamics, and works at a strategic capacity with select companies to ensure meaningful business development and growth. She also authors investment memoranda, white papers, and LP communications.
Prior to joining AIF, Michelle was an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Financial Sponsors Group. She advised private equity firms on capital issuances and transactions involving their portfolio companies, arranging over $900 million in financing packages on the backs of LBOs, mergers, IPOs, and recapitalizations.
Michelle holds a B.S. double major in Business Administration and Statistics/Analytics with a minor in Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a GLOBE Scholar in international business at the Copenhagen Business School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her pro-bono work with a startup focused on ASD diagnosis attests to her early interest in autism and mental health. She received highest honors for her thesis on how corporate statements regarding events affecting minority groups impact the minority group’s work behavior. Michelle graduated with highest distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.