PE  Argosy Partners

     Office Locations:

950 West Valley Road, Suite 2900
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-971-9685
Fax: 610-964-9524



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Founded in 1990, Argosy Partners is a private equity firm that focuses on lower middle market operating companies with revenues of $15 to $100 million. Targets include manufacturing, assembly, business services, value-added distribution, and franchising companies throughout the United States with a focus east of the Rockies. Argosy does not invest in retail businesses, start-ups, turnarounds or straight distribution businesses. Transaction types include management buyouts; recapitalizations, control or non-control; acquisitions; and growth equity financings; and the firm takes control equity or minority mezzanine positions. Target businesses have EBITDA between $3 and $9 million, and the firm invests from $4 to $10 million.

    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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    Donald Charlton Operating Partner
    John F. Nugent Principal
    John P. Kirwin Founding Partner
    Keven P. Shanahan Principal
    Kirk B. Griswold Founding Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      American Huts
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      American Leather
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      Asia America Corp.
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      CBT Technology
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      Climax Technologies
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      CRS Reprocessing Services
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      Dayton Parts Acquisition
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      DCI Brillcast
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      Enefco International
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      Energy Manufacturing
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      Extrusion Technology
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      HB&G Holdings
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      Joliet Holdings
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      Lone Star Beef Holdings
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      MFM Industries
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      Olympia Chimney
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      Oneida Molded Plastics
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      Quantum Clean
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      Ranger International
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      Revive Personal Products
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      Sound Lounge
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      Sure Fit
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      Trico Equipment
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      Wisconsin Film and Bag
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