Mr. McColl is the Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Falfurrias Capital Partners.Prior to founding the firm, Mr. McColl was Chairman a... Read More% 1
Industry First is the proprietary, research-based process through which the Falfurrias team identifies attractive growth markets and partners with talented industry executives to build growth businesses.
Susan Faulkner has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and expertise across bank strategy and operations as a former executive with Bank of America. Ms. Faulkner led FCP's tech-enabled services for financial institutions industry first campaign and was immediately appointed CEO of Marquis Software Solutions upon the firm's investment in the business in September, 2016.
Operational Focus describes the way the Falfurrias team partners with management teams to leverage its significant, real-world experience to create lasting value through proven processes.
Falfurrias Capital invested in American Safety Council in May of 2014 and subsequently hired John Comly as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Comly and the Falfurrias Operating Partners worked together on several growth initiatives, as well as identifying and integrating add-on acquisitions such as The Online Traffic School, Professional Bartending Schools of America (PBSA), and Huckleberry Notary. Falfurrias sold ASC to Ridgemont Equity Partners in June 2020.
Since 2006, Falfurrias has invested in well-positioned businesses in high-growth markets, creating a portfolio of companies that show consistent growth in revenue and profitability, while building market share through add-on acquisitions.
Founded in 2013, Ballast Research is an independent, non-partisan team of consultants, researchers, and former policymakers who are passionate about driving more effective policy engagement and communications. They provide direct feedback from senior policymakers to government relations professionals and corporate executives, helping advocates make better use of policymakers' time. Falfurrias Capital acquired Ballast Research in December 2020. Mike Gottlieb continues to lead the Company delivering data-driven insights for policymakers and to expand its support for stakeholder and reputation management.
Crosslake Technologies works to transform organizations and optimize software delivery. The Company's information technology and software development services include transformational roadmaps, technical assessments, organizational optimizations, quality assurance acceleration, DevOps, and IT operations. In January 2021, Falfurrias announced an investment in Crosslake and that Founder Russ Albright would continue to lead the software consulting firm.
Industry Dive, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites. Now one of the business world's fastest-growing sources of journalism, Industry Dive serves 7 million decision-makers through 22 daily online publications covering news and providing insights in 19 different industries ranging from retail and waste to supply chain and banking. Falfurrias Capital acquired a majority equity interest in the Company in August 2019.
Sauer Brands is a 130 year-old manufacturer of branded and private label condiments, spices, seasonings, and extracts. The Company's most well-known domestic brands include Duke's mayonnaise and The Spice Hunter. The Company is headquartered in Richmond, VA with additional manufacturing facilities in Greenville, SC, San Luis Obispo, CA, and New Century, KS, Falfurrias Capital acquired Sauer Brands, Inc. in August 2019.
SixAxis is the world leader in the design and production of metal stairs and platforms, rolling and mobile assembly and maintenance platforms, bulk loading platforms, and other equipment to aid customers with safety and efficiency across a diverse range of industries and applications. The SixAxis family of brands includes SafeRack, ErectaStep, RollaStep, YellowGate, SmartTech, and ErectaRack, among others. Falfurrias Capital acquired SixAxis in September 2017.
Best Impressions is a premier catering and event management company serving the Charlotte Metropolitan area since 1989. Best Impressions specializes in providing culinary services for corporate events, social events, and weddings. With the addition of Duvall Catering & Events out of Charleston, S.C, Falfurrias and Best Impressions have launched a platform to partner with top caterers across the Southeast.
Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) is a leading provider of innovative air purification devices designed to improve indoor air quality while reducing energy costs associated with commercial, residential and industrial HVAC system operations. Falfurrias Capital closed a platform investment in GPS in September 2018 and announced Glenn Brinckman as CEO.
Tax Guard is the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers. Tax Guard is the first company in the U.S. to give lenders real-time insights into a client's hidden tax liabilities, information typically not available to lenders unless and until the IRS files a tax lien. Falfurrias Capital acquired Tax Guard in April of 2018.
E-Technologies Group (E-Tech) is a leading provider of software and automation systems integration & engineering design services for a diverse roster of blue-chip customers in categories ranging from pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods, to logistics and food and beverage. Falfurrias Capital acquired E-Tech in January of 2018.
American Safety Council (ASC) is a market leader in the engineering, authoring, and delivery of e-Learning training solutions for traffic, workplace safety, testing, medical continuing education, and other regulatory-driven end markets. Falfurrias Capital acquired ASC in May of 2014 and integrated 5 add-on acquisitions during its investment period. Falfurrias sold ASC to Ridgemont Equity Partners in June 2020.
Marquis Software Solutions is the largest provider of data analytics software, services, and consulting to financial institutions around the world, Marquis has provided scalable, results-driven marketing, sales, and compliance solutions to banks and credit unions for over 25 years. Falfurrias Capital acquired Marquis in September, 2016.
FM Expressions is a technology-based manufacturing and distribution company in the custom apparel space. The company utilizes state-of-the-art European pre-press automation, combined with digital art management and proprietary automation technology, to service fast turn screen print and heat transfer customers. Falfurrias Capital announced its investment in FM Expressions in July 2016.
RegEd is the leading provider of regulatory compliance software solutions and services. With more than 400 enterprise clients, the company's solutions enable financial services firms to efficiently comply with state, federal, FINRA and other regulations impacting broker-dealers, insurance companies and insurance brokers. RegEd solutions drive new levels of operational efficiency and enable firms to cost-effectively comply with regulations and mitigate risk. Falfurrias Capital acquired RegEd in July of 2015. After a 3.5 year investment period, Falfurrias sold RegEd to Gryphon Investors in December 2018.
Bojangles' is one of the largest operators and franchisors of chicken quick service restaurants in the United States, with over 600 restaurants located throughout the southeastern United States. Falfurrias Capital acquired Bojangles' in September of 2007 and grew the business significantly before selling the company to Advent International in August of 2011. Bojangles' now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol BOJA.
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) is a market leader providing data analytics, passive indexing, and smart beta research to professional financial advisors and leading asset managers worldwide. DWA's investment models power numerous exchange-traded and mutual funds. Falfurrias Capital acquired DWA in November of 2011 and held the company for more than three years. In January of 2014, Falfurrias sold Dorsey Wright to Nasdaq.
GlynnDevins is a fully-integrated marketing communications agency that provides a complete set of marketing services to Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). GlynnDevins offers strategic consulting, creative development, media planning and buying, print and digital production, and data analysis to the in-market the company serves. Falfurrias Capital acquired GlynnDevins in June of 2015. After a 3.5 year investment period, Falfurrias sold GlynnDevins to CIP Capital in December 2018.
North American T&D Group (NATDG) is the parent company of Instrument Transformer Equipment Corporation (ITEC) and Advanced Control Systems (ACS). ITEC and ACS were acquired by Falfurrias Capital in March of 2013 and March of 2014, respectively. NATDG provides software, equipment, and services to electric utilities and industrial operators to support automation and other mission-critical processes within their transmission and distribution infrastructure. NATDG was later sold to financial and strategic buyers in 2018.
UC Synergetic (UCS) is a Fort Mill, South Carolina company providing engineering, technical and consulting services to the electric utility and telecommunications industries. Falfurrias Capital invested in UCS in May of 2007 and subsequently acquired two additional businesses during its investment period. Falfurrias ultimately sold UCS to a strategic acquirer, Pike Electric Corporation, in July of 2012.
Commercial Credit Group, Inc. (CCG) is one of the leading financial services companies that finance industrial and commercial equipment through secured loans in the commercial construction, waste, and fleet transportation industries. Falfurrias Capital acquired CCG in September of 2009 and later sold the business to Lovell Minnick Partners in late 2011.
Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBFC) is a national bank holding company that was incorporated in 2009 by former Bank of America Corp. executives Gene Taylor and Chris Marshall to acquire troubled banks. During Falfurrias' investment period, CBFC acquired the assets of several banks, including TIB Financial Corp, MetroBank, Turnberry Bank, and Green Bankshares. Falfurrias Capital sold its interest in CBFC in October of 2013. CBFC now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol CBF.
Since 2006, FCP has built an experienced and operationally-focused team with private equity, entrepreneurial, and senior executive experience.
Hugh McCollChairman Emeritus
Ed McMahanManaging Partner
Chet WalkerInvestment Committee Chair
Rob CummingsManaging Director
John JordanManaging Director
Katie-Rose HigginsVice President
Nick BuenoDirector, Head of Strategy & Market Insights
Matthew KilianDirector & Chief Compliance Officer
Alexander ReckfordAssociate, Strategy & Market Insights
Paula WashamExecutive Administrator
Bobbie SuttonExecutive Assistant
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