Investment Characteristics

We look for companies that meet all the criteria below and with our diverse operating history, we remain opportunistic to investing in businesses outside our seven key industries.


  • Profitable companies under $100 million in revenues
  • Significant, organic and/or acquisition growth potential
  • Leading market position with a defensible product or service that competes on more than price
  • Value-based employee culture with a customer and goal oriented focus


  • Primarily Southeastern US but will consider anywhere in US
  • Industry neutral
  • Niche markets where the larger market participants are not as focused or cannot compete


  • Interested in the following investment-stage scenarios:
    • GROWTH investing to enable profitable, growing companies to fund internal growth and/or acquisitions
    • BUYOUTS where owners are looking to exit completely
    • RECAPITALIZATION providing partial liquidation of the owner’s equity position
  • Interested in acquiring a majority or meaningful minority ownership stake, with board involvement
  • A strong management team with a successful track record,
    and looking to retain a meaningful ownership stake
  • Situations where we are typically the first institutional investor

McLean T. Wilson

McLean T. Wilson


Professional Associations

Board of the Intercontinental Hotel Groups Owner’s Association
Chair, Revenue Deliver Committee
Board Member and Operations Committee, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Philanthropic Associations

Chairman of the Board at The Collegiate School of Memphis
McLean currently serves Eikon ministries and is President of CORRE, LLC
Member of Fellowship Memphis church.
Leadership Academy, Memphis


McLean started with Kemmons Wilson, Inc. in 2007 and has responsibilities for the company’s endeavors in hotels and real estate development. He is responsible for overseeing the operational and development activity of our hotel division, Wilson Hotel Management Co. Additionally, he has primary development and operating responsibilities’ for the Kemmons Wilson Communities’ properties in Memphis and Denver.

Since 2011, McLean has been leading the re-development efforts of the Sears Crosstown Redevelopment Project in Memphis. His main responsibilities reside in the realm of financing, legal, leasing, and project management.

McLean, along with the three other third generation family members lead day-to-day operations of KWC, including the formulation, implementation, and management of KWC’s long-term vision and strategy.


McLean’s first job out of college was as a math teacher at Western Wyoming High School in Jackson, WY. From there McLean moved to Raleigh, NC and was a Finance and Development Associate for Kane Realty Corporation, responsible for the development and financing of North Hills, Raleigh. And, during his summer of business school, McLean was a Strategy Intern for the destination club, Tanner & Haley Resorts.


Wife: Elisabeth Yates Wilson (Libby)
Daughters: Greyson A. Wilson (Grey), Mimi S. Wilson
Sons: McLean C. Wilson (Mac), Yates K. Wilson, T. Fitzsimons Wilson (Fitz)


Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (MBA, 2007)
University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (BS in Commerce, 2000)
Memphis University School (1996)

Hobbies & Interests

Biking—Mountain and Road

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