Investment Criteria

Argenta Partners has made investments in a wide range of manufacturing, service, transportation and value-added distribution-related businesses. We have experience across a variety of transaction structures, ranging from recapitalization to acquisition of the entire ownership interest. Our long term view allows us to take an opportunistic and flexible investment approach to support a compelling growth plan and investment structure for the long term success of the business. Typically, we focus on businesses with the following characteristics:

  • Revenues between $10 million and $125 million
  • Minimum EBITDA of $2.0 million
  • Established and predictable cash flow
  • Significant and defensible position in their market
  • Significant potential for future growth
  • Proven management team – committed to the long term future of the business or to a smooth transition period

Generally we do not seek investments in businesses with products or services subject to rapid change due to changes in technology or consumer tastes; or in retail, banking, real estate or commodity businesses.

We have substantial flexibility and will invest under conditions including:

  • Recapitalizations providing liquidity for existing owners and/or continuing ownership and leadership by existing management.
  • Acquisitions where existing management remains or where existing management wishes to transition out of the business and a new senior management team is to be developed.
  • Acquisition of a division of a larger company, where qualified senior management may or may not be available.
  • In participation with an experienced and qualified CEO in the acquisition of a business in his or her area of expertise.