Founder & Managing Partner
Atar Capital, LLC
Cyrus Nikou is the founder and managing partner of Atar Capital, a private investment firm based in Century City, where he oversees the firm’s strategy including M&A, operations, and business development. Atar was founded in 2016 and focuses on buyouts of companies within the lower middle market. In five years, Atar has completed 17 transactions and is currently managing a portfolio of 13 companies with an aggregate revenue of over $1.5 billion per year, with over 13,000 employees, and operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2021, Atar’s portfolio companies successfully navigated through another year with unique challenges. Nikou attributes this success to consistently visiting each company for onsite strategy sessions. In addition, Atar had its best year yet on the M&A front, acquiring six companies across four industries and completing its first exit in December when it sold RWS Facility Services and Sustainable Solutions Group.