Before founding Succession Capital Partners in 2009, Matt Malone spent three years as a Managing Director with Hunt Investment Corporation, the private-equity division of Hunt Consolidated, a diversified-holding company directed by Fortune 50 member, Ray L. Hunt. Mr. Malone opened and operated Hunt’s only investment office outside of Dallas, TX. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he focused on consumer products and retail investments. Mr. Malone was responsible for originating, executing, managing and harvesting portfolio company investments.
Prior to joining Hunt Private Equity, Mr. Malone spent eight years as a Principal at Winston Partners, a private equity firm in the Washington, DC area owned by Marvin Bush. While at Winston, he focused on investments in consumer product, retail and niche manufacturing companies.
Prior to joining Winston Partners, Mr. Malone was a Manager with Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice specializing in the introduction of strategic and financial improvement initiatives. He led the integration efforts of the NASDAQ’s acquisition of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).
Mr. Malone was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow and graduated with a master’s degree in International Finance from Adam Smith School of Economics and Finance at University of Glasgow in Scotland. As an undergraduate, Mr. Malone graduated magna cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa designation from Hampden-Sydney College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics.
"Matt/JES has a vision I embrace - the freedom to grow and to choose our own destiny. With the resources JES will invest in Tar Heel, we now are free to take our mission and purpose throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond."
"SCP's understanding of the challenges of selling a family-owned business combined with their depth of industry knowledge and dedication to the growth and professional development of our employees made them ideal investors for our company."
"Shipyard Staffing needed to address several internal succession issues, as well as our marine staffing business needed to expand. SCP's philosophy of buying, holding onto and growing companies is truly unique and exactly what we were hoping to find in a buyer."
"Succession Capital Partners' hands-on commitment and proven track record of working with families, while successfully growing businesses, made them the best firm to entrust with JES’ continued evolution."
“Groundworks is quickly evolving this industry. I am excited that my team and I will now be able to contribute to that evolution while expanding Innovative’s reach."
“We see Groundworks industry-leading practices as the future of foundation services. Our OBS family members are nothing short of amazing and this partnership is for them. We are excited about what this means for everyone here."
“Groundworks has repeatedly demonstrated that it can deliver significant growth through superior products and services to the companies it acquires."
“This opportunity to partner with Groundworks is the path to our future success. This is the type of organization I have dreamed of working with, the possibilities are almost overwhelming."
“Matt Malone and his company have the exact same vision as I do, to provide our customers with extraordinary, quality service and to provide our employees with the opportunity to achieve their own professional dreams."