ART Capital
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Established in San Diego, ART Capital ("ARTCAP") is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to provide capital, resources and strategic support to leading middle market businesses. ARTCAP leverages its value-creation framework developed through two decades of private equity experience to empower management teams, employees and businesses to reach their full potential.


Partner with Management to Reach Full Potential:

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Accelerate Growth

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Enhance Cash Flow


We partner with management teams to build equity value through four key objectives:

  1. Accelerate growth, both organically and through acquisition

  2. Improve operating efficiencies

  3. Enhance cash flow

  4. Position for attractive exit alternatives



Commercial and Industrial


Technology and Education

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Professional and Human Capital

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Specialty Processing and Distribution


ARTCAP collaborates with management and brings a refined set of standard operating procedures in areas of operational excellence: strategic planning, corporate finance, growth acceleration initiatives, brand building, marketing, recruiting, operations, supply chain/distribution, and financial reporting. Alongside this, ARTCAP delivers third party resources, relationships and independent board members to enhance value creation initiatives.

We target companies up to $100 million in enterprise value and typically seek to deploy up to $50 million of equity capital per investment.

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ANDrew thompson

Andrew has nearly two decades of corporate finance and transactional experience. Prior to forming ARTCAP, Andrew served as a Managing Director and Partner in the Private Equity division of Wafra Investment Advisory Group ("Wafra"), where he worked from 2006-2017, established a West Coast office in 2014, and completed nearly 20 acquisitions. Wafra is a global, alternative asset manager with over $20 billion of assets under management. Prior to joining Wafra, Andrew spent several years working in management consulting, with a focus on distressed and bankrupt companies. Andrew has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in both Accounting and Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.



Bill has spent his entire career helping businesses grow and reach their potential. Prior to joining ARTCAP, Bill served as a Managing Director for Encore Consumer Capital ("Encore"), a leading private equity firm focused on middle market consumer companies where he led numerous deals and portfolio companies. Prior to joining Encore, Bill led Corporate Development for Nest Collective, a holding company for organic product brands. Bill began his career at Swander Pace & Company, a strategy consulting firm focused on the consumer and retail sectors, where clients included global consumer products companies, retailers, and private equity firms. Bill graduated with a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University where he has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Stanford Associates Board of Governors, and the Stanford Athletics Board.


Navid Shirazi

Navid has several years of experience in the private equity industry. Prior to joining ARTCAP, he was an investment professional at Golden Gate Capital, where he primarily pursued private equity investments in the business services sector. Golden Gate Capital is an alternative asset manager with over $15 billion in assets under management. Prior to Golden Gate, Navid was in the Financial Sponsors group at Morgan Stanley. Navid has an MBA from Wharton Business School, an MS in Management Science from Stanford University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from UCLA (magna cum laude). 



Andrew Thompson

731 South Highway 101, Suite 1L,

Solana Beach, CA 92075