PE  ACON Investments

     Office Locations:

1133 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-454-1100
Fax: 202-454-1101

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Transportation & Distribution



    ACON Investments is an international private equity investment firm managing capital through varied investment funds and special purpose partnerships. ACON focuses on investing in negotiated transactions involving companies where it can add value as an active shareholder-while providing support and additional resources to management. Founded in 1996, ACON maintains offices in Washington DC; Los Angeles; Mexico City, Mexico; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Madrid, Spain. In late 2006, ACON began investing domestically through its most recent U.S. private equity fund, ACON-Bastion Partners II, and its affiliated co-investment fund, ACON Investment Partners, which have committed equity totaling approximately $500 million. The firm's investment strategy begins by identifying middle-market companies in which it can invest $20 to $150 million of equity capital. The firm focuses on the U.S. Hispanic sector, energy, deep value and Latin America.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Alberto Hernandez Principal
    Andre Bhatia Partner
    Barry Johnson Chief Financial Officer
    Bernard Aronson Founder and Managing Partner
    Daniel Jinich Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Chroma Oil & Gas
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      Fairway Outdoor Advertising
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      Magic Media
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      Mariner Energy
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      Milagro Exploration
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      Northern Tier Energy
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      Peter Piper Pizza
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      Refac Optical Group
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      SAE Towers
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      Saga Resource Partners
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      Signal International
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      Spencer Gifts
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      Spirit Halloween
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      Suzo-Happ Group
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      United Panam Financial Corp (UPFC)
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