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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Expand Margins

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Enhance Cash Flow


We partner with management teams in seeking 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

ARTCAP invests across three sectors:

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Industrial products and services

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Consumer products and services

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Value added 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 $200 million in enterprise value and typically seek to deploy up to $40 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.


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 pursued industrial and business service private equity investments. 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