Acacia Partners, a Texas-based investment firm, has apointed Jeff Sokol has joined as a partner. Sokol previously worked at Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, a value-oriented investment firm in Houston, TX with $8 billion in assets under management.
Acacia Partners (“Acacia”), an Austin, TX based investment firm, is pleased to announce that Jeff Sokol has joined as a Partner. Jeff previously worked at Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, a value-oriented investment firm in Houston, TX with $8 billion in assets under management.
To recap 2012, Acacia closed on two platform investments. In both deals, Acacia acquired its interests directly from family-owned companies and owner/operators. Acacia’s goal is to be the preferred partner to family-owned businesses, owner/operators and management team members by offering a flexible, long-term solution not currently being provided by traditional private equity funds. Since Acacia’s capital comes primarily from ultra-high-net-worth family offices, Acacia has a high degree of flexibility regarding investment structure and time horizon. Unlike traditional private equity, Acacia has the ability to hold an investment indefinitely. Acacia is looking to invest in companies that are seeking capital of $5 million to $30 million.
Acacia believes it offers a compelling proposition to lower middle market businesses seeking capital, including:
Patient, long-term capital aligned with a company’s long-term objectives
Structurally agnostic capital solutions to address a company’s specific needs
Access to a vast network of family office contacts to drive growth opportunities and operational excellence
Acacia Partners, LLC