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September 24, 2018

Argand Partners Adds Catherine Clancy Mandell as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Argand Partners, the New York and San Francisco-based middle market buyout firm, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Catherine Clancy Mandell as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Ms. Mandell will lead the firm’s legal, compliance and regulatory functions. She will also work with the team on matters related to deal execution, fundraising, and operations, and will serve as a resource for portfolio company management teams.  “The depth of Catherine’s experience working with funds as well as the breadth of her experience across corporate matters will be an asset to the firm and our portfolio companies.  Her experience aligns with Argand’s philosophy of having an institutional team that can also provide meaningful support for the portfolio company management teams.  We are excited to have Catherine join us,” commented Heather Faust, Partner and Managing Director.

Ms. Mandell previously served as Counsel for American Express, where she advised the company’s Global Commercial Services business and earned the American Express and Harvard Certificate in Leadership Excellence. Before joining American Express, Ms. Mandell worked as a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. She focused her practice on the structuring, offering and ongoing management of private equity and hedge funds, as well as M&A, securities and regulatory compliance. Ms. Mandell has also worked as in-house counsel on secondment at HPS Investment Partners (formerly known as Highbridge Principal Strategies), advising the firm’s private credit platform. Ms. Mandell earned her LL.M. in Taxation, with Distinction, and her J.D. from Georgetown Law, where she was a Global Law Scholar and received The Tax Lawyer Michael Mulroney Award for Outstanding Service. Ms. Mandell earned her B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University, where she received the United States Trust Company Award in Finance for Scholarship and Service and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.


Argand is a New York‐ and San Francisco‐based middle market buyout firm founded in 2015 by long‐time colleagues, Heather Faust, Howard D. Morgan, and Tariq Osman. Argand is a growth‐oriented, control investor focused on complex, often contrarian, situations that involve solid, market‐leading industrial and industrial‐oriented consumer and energy businesses, often with significant global operations and expansion opportunities.  Argand has more than $780 million in assets under management, which includes $230 million available to invest through a special purpose acquisition company.  Argand’s portfolio includes Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp., Brintons Carpets Ltd., Oase Living Water GmbH, and Industrea Acquisition Corp.

The Argand team has a disciplined approach of investing in businesses that have the potential for transformational value creation through the implementation of managerial, operating, and strategic initiatives. Argand focuses on investments into manufacturers and service providers, where the team has deep sector experience and can leverage its senior executive advisory network to drive the rapid execution of an investment thesis.

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Heather Faust
Partner & Managing Director
Argand Partners
(212) 588-6470