Ronald Ayles is Managing Partner at Advent International and Managing Director in Germany. He is responsible for the global chemicals industrial sector and is a member of the European Investment Advisory Committee.
Ronald Ayles has been in the buyout business for some 20 years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years working in the chemicals industry at Degussa AG – the predecessor of today’s Evonik Industries – in various roles. Over the course of his career, Ronald Ayles has successfully completed over 20 transactions in the field of buyouts and in industry in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia. That includes several carve-outs from larger companies such as (P)MMA/Röhm (Evonik), Oxea (Celanese and Evonik), allnex (Cytec), RWE Solutions (RWE), Boart Longyear (Anglo American), GTM and quantiQ (Braskem) and Maxam.
Ronald Ayles studied business management at ESB Reutlingen and in London and Granada and has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and WHU Koblenz. Before obtaining these qualifications, he undertook training in industrial business management.
Position: Managing Partner at Advent