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January 30, 2023

Argand Partners Announces Team Promotions including Two to Managing Director

NEW YORK, January 30, 2023 –  Argand Partners, LP (“Argand”), the New York- and San Francisco Bay Area-based industrials private equity firm, is pleased to announce four promotions across its team: Charlie Burns to Managing Director; Kay Blackwell to Managing Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications; Janel Maki to Compliance Officer & Operations Manager; and Lauren Kennedy to Office Manager.

Heather Faust, Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Argand, commented, “Our Managing Director promotions recognize Argand’s senior leaders. Charlie has demonstrated strong business judgment and excellent technical expertise.  He is well respected for his deal execution, and his ability to develop trusted and constructive relationships with management teams.  Kay is a dynamic and strategic thinker. She has deep relationships with investors and brings valuable perspective to our team and approach to the market.”

Howard Morgan, Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Argand, commented, “The promotions recognize the hard work, expertise, and achievements of these team members over time. Each individual exemplifies Argand’s culture and values and is a dedicated steward of our investors’ capital. We are extremely proud of the team we have built.”

Charlie Burns, Managing Director, commented, “I have worked with many of the senior Argand team members since the early days of my career as an Associate in private equity, and I am proud to be part of Argand’s senior leadership team. I’m passionate about working with our management teams to drive growth and sustainable value across our investment portfolio.”

About Argand Partners

Argand Partners is a New York and San Francisco Bay Area-based middle-market private equity firm that targets market-leading industrial companies with under-resourced and unrealized global growth potential. The firm makes investments in advanced manufacturing and business services companies with a strong U.S. nexus (headquarters, significant operations, primary growth market, or majority of revenue) and often significant global operations or expansion opportunities.

Argand companies have strong market share, sustainable competitive advantages, defensive characteristics, and significant growth potential supported by secular demand trends.

Argand is a growth-oriented control investor that engages with complex situations in order to buy well. The team employs a hands-on approach to partnering with management to create value across the investment lifecycle and help portfolio companies achieve their full potential as world-class, industry-leading companies.

For the last three years, Argand was named a Top 50 PE Firm in The Middle Market™. The award is designed to acknowledge small and mid-sized leading private equity firms in the middle market. Argand is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative.

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For more information about Argand contact:

Kay Blackwell
Managing Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Argand Partners
(212) 588-6477