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.

COMPANY

  • 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

MARKET

  • 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

OWNERSHIP / MANAGEMENT

  • 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

Principal

McLean T. Wilson joined Kemmons Wilson Companies. (KWC) in 2007 as principal. Previously, McLean oversaw the development and operations for the Memphis and Denver properties of Kemmons Wilson Communities.

For the better part of the past decade, McLean led the re-development efforts of the 1.5 million square foot and $250 million Sears Crosstown Redevelopment Project in Memphis. Currently, McLean serves as the CIO of the Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners and its fund. He is President of Valor Hospitality Partners, in addition to overseeing all of KWC’s real estate activities.

Before joining the family business, McLean began his career as commercial broker for Spaulding and Slye Colliers international in Washington, DC. Over the following years McLean worked in various roles ranging from a high school math teacher, financial advisor, and strategy intern.

Passionate about serving others and local philanthropy McLean is the Chairman of the Board at The Collegiate School of Memphis, President of CORRE, LLC, serves Eikon ministries as a trusted advisor, is a dedicate member of Fellowship Memphis Church, and is a graduate of the Leadership Academy Memphis. McLean is on the Board of the Intercontinental Hotel Groups Owner’s Association, and was previously a chairman of the Revenue Performance Committee and Holiday Inn Committee (IAHI).

He earned his MBA at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a BS in Commerce from University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.

McLean is married with five children, four of which are quadruplets. McLean’s love for the outdoors took him to the Northwest where he found a passion for skiing, fishing, and marathon running.

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