Argonne is a long-term investor with an indefinite hold period and the flexibility to pursue transactions – large and small – across a variety of sectors, including restaurants, retail, business services, automotive service and light industrial.

As a closely-held private investment firm, Argonne has an indefinite hold period and enjoys significant flexibility in the types and sizes of transaction pursued.


  • Divestitures of closely-held family business
  • Operating companies with real estate holdings
  • Broken or stalled-auctions
  • Undermanaged or troubled assets
  • Management buyouts
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • “End of fund” buyouts
  • Public-to-privates


  • $5 to $150 million of EBITDA
  • Up to $300 million of equity per transaction
  • Willing to pay buy-side advisory fees


  • Restaurants
  • Retail (non-apparel)
  • Fitness
  • Landscaping Services
  • Home Services
  • Quick Service Oil Change
  • Full-service Automotive Repair
  • Dealerships (auto, agriculture, other)
  • Specialty manufacturing
  • Light industrial
  • Value-add distribution
  • Franchise entities