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Argand Partners Adds Kay Blackwell as Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Argand Partners, the New York and San Francisco Bay Area-based middle market buyout firm, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kay Blackwell as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

Ms. Blackwell, who previously worked with the Argand Partners team in a prior role at MVision Private Equity Advisors, will lead the firm’s investor relations efforts, working with existing and prospective limited partners, and coordinating and managing future fundraising outreach. She will also work with Argand’s portfolio companies on broader corporate communications initiatives. “Kay is a dynamic and strategic thinker.

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OASE Living Water Acquires Atlantic Water Gardens

Argand Partners, the New York- and San Francisco Bay Area-based middle market buyout firm, today announce that OASE Living Water (“OASE”) has acquired US-based Atlantic Water Gardens (“Atlantic”), a leading supplier of innovative outdoor water feature products and systems to the North American market. Headquartered in Hörstel, Germany, OASE is the global market leader in water gardening products, offering a suite of products that enable the creation of tranquil, inviting outdoor oases, from simple to elaborate. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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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.

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Industrea Acquisition Corp. to Acquire Leading Provider of Concrete Pumping and Waste Management Services, Concrete Pumping Holdings

Industrea Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: INDUU, INDU, INDUW) (“Industrea” or the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company focused on the industrial sector, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (“CPH”), a leading concrete pumping services and concrete environmental waste management solutions provider in the U.S. and U.K., from majority shareholder Peninsula Pacific, a Los Angeles-based private investment fund, select members of CPH management and former manager shareholders.

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Argand Partners Promotes Joseph Del Toro to Partner

Argand Partners, the New York and San Francisco-based middle market buyout firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph Del Toro to Partner.

Mr. Del Toro brings a wealth of experience across finance and accounting and works closely with Argand’s portfolio company management teams to enhance the companies’ infrastructures and help drive strategic business decisions. “Joe has been instrumental both in building Argand and in driving improvements in our portfolio companies. We are thrilled to recognize his valuable contributions to the firm as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Portfolio Operations and welcome him to

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Argand Partners Announces the Acquisition of OASE

Argand Partners (“Argand”), the New York‐based private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Oase Management GmbH (“OASE”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

OASE is the leading global provider of outdoor water gardening products with a growing presence in indoor aquatics products, which are sold under their biOrb and Highline programs. Founded in 1949, in Hörstel, Germany, OASE benefits from almost 70 years of brand heritage and is well‐known for its highly innovative and quality‐leading product solutions. The Company’s products stand for cutting‐edge design and exceptional ease‐of‐use. OASE is also a leader in complex fountain technology and has extensive experience designing large‐scale projects globally, including The Island in Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, USA; Dancing Fountain at The World Towers in Mumbai, India; and Crane Dance at Sentosa Island in Singapore.

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Argand Partners Announces the Acquisition of Brintons Carpets

Argand Partners (“Argand”), the New York and San Francisco-based private equity firm, today announced its acquisition of Brintons Carpets Limited (“Brintons”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1783, Brintons is a leading global manufacturer of luxury woven carpets for commercial and residential premises. Headquartered in Kidderminster, UK, the Company has established itself as the premier brand within the Axminster carpet category and is widely recognized for its cutting-edge manufacturing technology, renowned internal design team and prestigious history of carpeting high-profile projects, such as the White House, the Moscow Kremlin,

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Argand Partners Announces the Acquisition of Sigma Electric Manufacturing

Argand Partners [“Argand”], the New York-based private equity firm, today announced its acquisition of Sigma Electric Manufacturing [“Sigma”]. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded over 30 years ago, Sigma is a leading provider of small, technically complex, metal components to multi-national companies serving the North American commercial infrastructure, power transmission, and industrial products markets. The Company uses proprietary precision die-casting and sand-casting manufacturing technologies to produce customized components with complex shapes and tight tolerances across a broad range of metals and alloys. Sigma’s U.S. headquarters are in Garner [Raleigh Durham], North Carolina.

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