October 1, 2019
Private Funds Advisory
GCA Advises Architect Equity on Its $50M Inaugural Capital Raise
GCA is pleased to announce that our client, Architect Equity (“Architect”), has held the first and final closing on $50M of commitments for its first lower middle market special situations buyout fund, Architect Equity, LP (the “Fund”). The Fund was a uniquely structured vehicle that provides evergreen capital to pursue Architect’s strategy with committed capital, rather than on a deal-by-deal basis.
Architect Equity was founded in 2018 by Jay Yook and Dionisio Lucchesi, who have a combined 30-year history investing in complex special situations with a time horizon of 24 to 48 months. Architect’s strategy is to pursue opportunities in the lower middle market across multiple sectors in North America.
GCA acted as exclusive placement agent to Architect Equity in connection with this fundraise. This deal adds to GCA’s extensive track record as a leading financial advisor in the private funds sector, with multiple successful fundraisings for a variety of private equity strategies. Since the inception of GCA’s private funds group in 2014, the group has advised on transactions totaling approximately $5.5 billion.