Argenta Partners is a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in controlling equity interests of lower middle market companies with the potential for further development and growth.
Argenta Partners LP is a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in controlling equity interests of lower middle market companies with the potential for further development and growth. For over 20 years, we have focused our efforts on a proven model of identifying and investing in attractive businesses and working in partnership with management to create a more valuable enterprise. Argenta Partners invests in recapitalizations, acquisitions, and buy-and-builds / industry consolidations.
Argenta Partners endeavors to gain a deep understanding and appreciation of the unique opportunities and challenges of each business and works hard to be a valuable partner with management, participating in strategic direction and operational improvements that will enhance growth and build the long term value of the business.
Since 1989 we have achieved an exceptional record in our participation with management in building more valuable businesses.
Argenta Partners has been a successful private equity investment firm for more than 20 years, providing liquidity for sellers, providing exceptional opportunities for operating management personnel, maintaining strong relationships with financing sources and achieving outstanding returns for its limited partners.
Argenta works hard to create valuable partnerships with the management of each portfolio company. We believe that in most cases success is achieved by carefully building on the existing strengths, culture and character of the business in which we invest.
We are dedicated to investing in carefully selected, high quality, lower middle market companies. As a result, we are able to devote appropriate time to support management in developing strategic direction and implementing operational improvements. Where appropriate, we assist in developing greater breadth and strength in the management team, in order to achieve the established objectives for future development and growth.
CONSERVATIVE FINANCIAL STRUCTURE
We finance new investments conservatively so that there is significant capital for growth and sufficient liquidity to sustain the business through unexpected events or economic cycles, providing a high margin of safety.
We do not manage a fund and therefore are not restricted by many of the customary obligations including restrictions on investment size or limited timing for a liquidity event. As a result, we have greater flexibility to have a longer term investment horizon, where appropriate.
OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT TRACK RECORD
As of the end of 2010, the annual internal rate of return on all invested funds from our limited partners since 1989, taking into consideration exited investments and the estimated value of current portfolio companies, was 28%.