PE/VC  Pinto America Growth Fund

     Office Locations:

1000 Main, Suite 3260
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-209-7544



  • Expansion
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Affiliated with Cockrell Interests (see profile), Pinto America Growth Fund invests in small- and medium-size family-owned companies in Hispanic cultures and throughout the global emerging markets. Target industry segments include: branded food, beverage and other consumer products; financial services; retail; restaurants; media and entertainment; healthcare; and transportation, distribution and logistics. Portfolio companies typically have annual revenues between $5 and $75 million at the time of PAGF's initial investment. PAGF typically invests $5-15 million per company to fund the company's growth and expansion. Prospective companies should be regional and sub-regional leaders in serving the Hispanic consumer market.



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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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    Guido M. Caranti Managing Director
    Maribel Gutierrez Research Associate
    Richard B. Vaughan President and Managing Director
    Rodrigo B. Amare Co-Founder/Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Barri Financial Group
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      Barri Remittance
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      Eventos Latinos
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      Excel Grocery Distribution
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      La Michoacana Meat Market
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      Plaza San Miguel
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