Creating value is the driver behind Argo Global Capitals investment
focus, which is why Argo adheres to stringent criteria to build a balanced
Although our main focus is on the core value of the products or services
being developed, our investment strategy also relies on key investment
factors such as the quality of the management team, its expertise and
experience, the market opportunity, the uniqueness of technology and the
potential to benefit our Operator Partners.
Who we target
In this highly competitive environment, network operators
must provide differentiated services and operate more efficiently, opening
a world of opportunity for innovative companies addressing their needs.
Argo invests in companies providing products or services that enhance
an operators ability to:
Differentiate their service offering by introducing innovative services;
Generate additional revenues by encouraging greater use of network
Lower the overall cost to deliver services;
Facilitate entry into new markets.
Argo invests in companies at all stages of growth, from start-up through
buyout and re-starts, with special emphasis on expansion stage financing.
Argo focuses on supporting the development of promising opportunities
in the area of mobile commerce, transactions, entertainment, wireless
portals, applications, etc. Argo invests in companies that are led by
experienced management teams, respected in their fields.
Argo seeks investments in companies offering products or services that
address the needs of telecommunications operators, whether directly or
indirectly, as they develop their business and offer new mobile services
Argo evaluates investment opportunities against standard investment criteria
and due diligence procedures. Every investment is assessed using a consistent
set of standards. Argos evaluation of investment opportunities focuses
on the following areas:
Quality and breadth of management team;
Size and projected growth of target markets;
Ability to enhance or maintain a competitive advantage in target
Opportunities for liquidity;
Alignment of the objectives of the companys management with
those of Argo.
What we provide
A typical investment is initially in the range of $4 to $7 million with
additional rounds bringing the average to between $8 and $12 million.
As active value-added investors, we generally lead deals and sit on the
Board of Directors of our portfolio companies.
Unique insight into telecommunications operators current requirements
and future plans;
Opportunities for strategic partnerships with our industry partners
and other portfolio companies;
Assistance in developing and implementing joint venture and other
Introductions to distribution channels in international markets;
Assistance in establishing offshore manufacturing and sourcing;
Assistance in identifying and executing acquisitions, mergers and
Assistance in securing additional financing including any subsequent
venture financing, bank debt, or initial public offering;
Assistance in identifying and recruiting key employees and board
Networking opportunities such as Argos annual meeting, attended
by Argos operator partners, senior management of Argo portfolio
companies and other key industry participants.