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Ara Partners Closes $400 Million Fund

Posted: May 04 , 2020

Ara Partners Closes $400 Million Fund Dedicated Industrial Decarbonization Fund Will Pursue Ara Partners’ Growth Strategy HOUSTON, TX, May 4, 2020 – Ara Partners, a private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments, has closed its debut fund, Ara Fund I, LP (the “Fund”), with approximately $400 million in capital commitments. Ara Partners was co-founded by veteran investors Charles Cherington and Troy Thacker. The Fund will invest in companies in…

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Ara Partners Promotes Johanna Schmidtke to Managing Director

Posted: January 06 , 2020

Strengthens Firm’s Senior Management Team HOUSTON, TX, January 6, 2020 – Ara Partners Group (“Ara Partners”), a Houston-based private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments, has expanded its senior management team with the promotion of Johanna Schmidtke to Managing Director. Ms. Schmidtke joined Ara Partners in 2018 as a Principal. “We’re delighted to announce Johanna’s promotion,” said Troy Thacker, Managing Partner of Ara Partners. “Since joining the firm in…

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