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McKinney Capital Advances to a New Generation

The partners of McKinney Capital (“McKinney” or the “Firm”) announced several exciting advancements at the 11 year-old firm. With committed capital from the McKinney Family and a growing network of family office partners (all with long-term investment horizons), McKinney seeks control investments in Field Services businesses with $1 – $5 million in annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

The McKinney legacy began nearly 30 years ago when Roddy and Janice McKinney started Satellites Unlimited, one of the nation’s largest third-party satellite installation businesses. Through hard work, dedication, and a strong values system, the business grew rapidly. Leveraging both their success in field services and passion for building exceptional teams, the McKinney Family formed McKinney Capital in 2010 to invest the family’s proprietary capital in Field Services businesses in the Southeast. The Firm defines “Field Services” as any business model that consists of mobile technicians performing service for commercial customers or residential consumers “in the field.” Since it was founded, McKinney Capital has secured its reputation as a trusted investment partner to management teams in Field Services industries with expertise and resources that enable these businesses to grow and succeed.

In 2021, the Firm welcomed Eric Essary as CEO and Partner of McKinney Capital joining Partners Danny and Lee McKinney to advance the Firm into its second decade. Prior to joining McKinney, Eric served as CFO of EBSCO Industries, Inc., an international family-owned holding company encompassing 20 operating companies, 6,000 employees and $2.9 billion in annual revenue. During his career at EBSCO, he also served as a Group President and Managing Director of EBSCO Capital where he led investments and served as a value-added board member for several EBSCO companies. In addition, the Firm renewed its capital commitment from the McKinney Family and is now partnering with other family offices in order to bring additional expertise and capital to its already successful focused and flexible investment strategy.

Co-Founder, Danny McKinney said, “We founded McKinney Capital to address a gap that we saw in the marketplace. Family-owned and owner-operated Field Services companies lacked an investment partner that had both i) a long-term investment orientation AND ii) focused expertise in Field Services. Co-Founder, Lee McKinney added, “This gap still exists today and with our recent investments in talent, renewed capital deployment appetite, and creation of a curated network of family office investment partners, we are even better positioned to help our management teams grow and achieve success together.”

“I am extremely humbled and excited to join and lead McKinney Capital”, said Mr. Essary. “McKinney is a different capital partner. Our approach to value creation is curated from our own operating experiences in multiple Field Services businesses. This focused experience coupled with our patient and flexible investment horizon produces partnerships with outstanding results. We truly believe that the most important asset of any business is its people. Therefore, we put the needs of our companies and their teams above our own. We’re here to serve our partner companies and work closely with their teams to facilitate growth and success together.”

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