Warson Capital Partners was founded as Frontenac Financial Group, Inc. in 1994 to serve the capital needs of emerging growth companies with a focus on the Midwest within a growing national presence. Throughout our history, Frontenac — now Warson Capital Partners — has represented numerous clients in first- and second-round equity financings, senior and mezzanine debt financings, start-up situations, turn-around challenges, sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and bridge financings. Recognizing our commitment to our clients and the successful transactions we have achieved for them, many of our clients have looked to us for multiple engagements to support their growth, spanning from first-round financings to lucrative exits from their business investments. Many of those long-time clients are now committed investors within our private equity fund.
While a good number of our clients are located in the Midwest, our client base is international in scope. We have completed transactions in several industries including banking, insurance, healthcare services, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, media and entertainment, defense, consumer products, distribution, and manufacturing.
Warson Capital Partners has pursued a natural evolution of our business by forming Warson Capital Fund I, L.P., a St. Louis-based private equity fund targeting first- and second-round investments in emerging growth companies located in the Midwestern United States. Such investments can be made either on a stand-alone basis or in syndication with other firms that may bring specialized industry expertise to the table. Our fund was formed in 2009 and continues to accept commitments from investors, targeting a total Fund I balance under management of $30 million.
Our highly motivated team works together in Investment Banking and Private Equity, offering our clients access to specialists with varied financial backgrounds. We pride ourselves on providing our discerning client base the best of service and demonstrated commitment to reaching their business and personal financial goals.
High net worth individuals including many of the executives and entrepreneurs we serve require wealth management services to provide desired cash flow, assure portfolio safety, and maximize portfolio growth. Our team of skilled wealth management professionals guides our clients through the entire wealth management process, beginning with a detailed financial plan tailored to the objectives of the client. Based on this plan, we develop an investment and estate policy statement individualized to the investment needs and desires of the client, execute the plan, and engage in regular monitoring to assure the program is on track to meet the stated goals of the financial plan.