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Geoff Duda joins Teleios Commodities as Managing Partner

Geoff Duda joins Teleios Commodities as Managing Partner THE WOODLANDS, TX, May 15, 2019 – Teleios Commodities, LLC (“Teleios”) announced today a new addition to their Executive Team. According to Brandon Schwertner, Teleios’ Founder and Managing Partner, “We are fortunate to have someone of Geoff Duda’s caliber and experience join the Teleios team. We are excited about the numerous commercial opportunities that exist for our platform and capabilities. Duda’s long track record of unlocking value in a variety of business settings, from start-ups to turn-arounds to M&A will be [...]

Ara Partners Announces Significant Investment in Priority Power Management

Industrial-Focused Private Equity Firm Partners with Leading Energy & Power Management Platform HOUSTON, TX and MIDLAND, TX, February 11, 2019 – Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”), an industrial private equity firm that invests in companies with sustainable competitive advantages built upon greater resource efficiency, today announced a significant investment in Priority Power Management, LLC (“Priority Power”), an independent energy management services and consulting firm headquartered in Midland, Texas.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Priority Power, which [...]

Teleios Commodities Provides Start-Up Capital to Pulse Power

THE WOODLANDS, TX, October 10, 2018 – Teleios Commodities, LLC (“Teleios”) announced today a material investment in Pulse Power, LLC (“Pulse”), a Texas-based retail energy company. As part of its partnership with Teleios, Pulse will receive significant operational assistance, including full access to Teleios’ proprietary power database and integrated solutions platform, and the benefit of Teleios’ deep experience in the retail power arena. According to Brandon Schwertner, Teleios’ Founder and Managing Partner, “The Pulse investment is the result of a long-standing relationship with its [...]

Ara Partners Announces Majority Investment in Centric Gas Services

Private Equity Firm Partners with Leading Local Gas Distribution Platform HOUSTON, TX, October 1, 2018 – Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”), an alternative asset manager focused on the industrial, chemicals & materials and energy sectors, today announced a majority investment in Centric Gas Services, LLC (“Centric”), a local gas distribution platform headquartered in Magnolia, Texas. Centric operates four local gas distribution companies and three gas transmission pipeline companies in high-growth areas in Texas. The Barnwell Family founded Centric’s underlying entities in 1993 and [...]

Ara Partners Group Expands Senior Investment Team

Bolsters Sector Experience, Operational Capabilities and Technical Depth HOUSTON, TX, September 7, 2018 – Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”), an alternative asset manager focused on the industrial, chemicals & materials and energy sectors, has expanded its senior investment team to include three experienced executives: Cory Steffek as Managing Director, Grant Haddix as Operating Partner and James Wang as Principal. They join Managing Partners Charles Cherington and Troy Thacker to comprise Ara Partners’ senior leadership. “We are pleased to bring together this group of talented [...]

Ara Partners Group and Junction Energy Capital Announce Investment in PURAGLOBE

Energy-Focused Private Equity Firms Partner With Innovative Base Oil Company WAYNE, PA and HOUSTON, TX, August 8, 2018 – Junction Energy Capital (“Junction”), a Houston-based private equity firm, and Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”), an alternative asset manager focused on the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors, today announced a significant joint investment in Puralube, Inc. (“PURAGLOBE”), a technology platform with a proprietary process for producing high-quality base oils, using recycled oil as feedstock. Allied Resource Corporation (“Allied”), the founding shareholder, [...]

Capital Constellation and Ara Partners Group Announce $150 Million Strategic Partnership

Capital Constellation Backs Ara Partners, a Diversified, Next-Generation Private Equity Platform with ~$2.4 Billion in Assets Under Management NEW YORK, N.Y. and HOUSTON, TX, July 16, 2018 – Capital Constellation (“Constellation”), a provider of catalytic investment capital to next-generation investor entrepreneurs, today announced the closing of a $150 million strategic partnership with Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”), a private equity platform investing in middle-market opportunities across the global energy and industrials sectors. Capital Constellation will acquire a substantial [...]

Teleios Commodities Announces Formation of cEntellect

THE WOODLANDS, TX, July 9, 2018 – Teleios Commodities, LLC (“Teleios”) announced today its role as majority owner of cEntellect, LLC (“cEntellect”), in partnership with cEntellect Founder and Managing Partner Mike Reed. Based in Southlake, TX, cEntellect’s team of energy risk management professionals combine proprietary IP and expertise to provide clients with optimized commodity price and risk solutions for crude, natural gas, and power. As a Teleios platform company, cEntellect will leverage operational assistance and Teleios’ proprietary power and gas database to lead clients in fully [...]

Argus Energy Managers is Now Ara Partners

Ara Partners name reflects private equity platform’s recent growth and future focus HOUSTON, TX June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”) today announced its new name, which reflects the private equity platform’s recent growth and future focus.  Ara Partners was founded as Argus Energy Managers in early 2017 as an affiliate network of three energy private equity firms: Intervale Capital, Bayou City Energy and Cibolo Energy Partners.  The Ara Partners platform has since grown to include Junction Energy Capital, Aksiom Partners and AEM Advisers (collectively, the “Ara [...]

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