LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2019 – Architect Equity (“Architect”) announced today the first and final closing of Architect Equity, LP. The Fund is a uniquely structured vehicle that provides evergreen capital for Architect to aggressively pursue its investment strategy with committed capital.
Architect Equity is a private investment firm that acquires companies in a state of transition or facing operational or situational complexities. Architect is comprised of an integrated team of investors and operators that deliver rapid liquidity solutions to corporate and institutional sellers. The businesses that benefit the most from the Architect platform include companies with organizational, operational or financial challenges that demand the utmost certainty and speed of transacting.
Architect Equity was founded in 2018 by Jay Yook and Dionisio Lucchesi, who have a combined 30-year history investing in complex special situations. Architect’s investment mandate is to pursue acquisition opportunities of companies operating in the lower middle market across multiple sectors in North America.
“Architect’s strategy is centered on finding unique acquisition opportunities in the marketplace and delivering rapid solutions to sellers. Our fund is structured as a perpetual, evergreen format which provides us with the ability to continually reinvest capital into new and existing platforms,” said Jay Yook. “Further, we have put together a team of like-minded investors and operators that have an extensive history of identifying and improving companies in the lower middle market.”
GCA acted as exclusive placement agent to Architect Equity in connection with this fundraise. Since the inception of GCA’s private funds group in 2014, the group has advised on transactions totaling approximately $5.5 billion.
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About Architect Equity
Architect Equity is an evergreen investment fund focused on acquiring and managing businesses in the lower middle market. The firm pursues companies that exhibit the opportunity for improvement and growth and can benefit from Architect’s capital base, industry relationships and operational resources. Based in Los Angeles, California, Architect was formed in 2018 and is comprised of a team of investors and operators that have over 100 years of combined experience in successfully acquiring and managing companies across a range of industries and market cycles.