Matthew G. Harrison

Managing Partner at Wellspring Capital Management LLC

Matthew G. Harrison

Matthew G. Harrison

Managing Partner at Wellspring Capital Management LLC

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Managing Partner

Matt Harrison joined Wellspring in 2005 and became a Partner in 2016. Matt is a member of Wellspring’s investment committee and has been involved with numerous investments during his tenure at Wellspring including Tube City IMS Corporation, Dave & Buster’s, JW Aluminum, United Sporting Companies, Crosman Corporation, Prolamina Corporation, ProAmpac Corporation, Lucky Strike and the firm’s stressed/distressed credit vehicles (Spring Capital I and Spring Capital II).

Matt focuses primarily on the services, consumer and packaging sectors. His active portfolio companies include Hoffmaster, Airswift, SupplyOne and Paragon.

Matt was previously with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in the firm’s investment banking division where he worked on a range of assignments including leveraged buyouts, capital raises and M&A transactions across various sectors.

Matt graduated cum laude from Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics.

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC

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Omicron Delta Epsilon operates as an academic honor society. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Fairhope, AL.

Career History
Managing Partner
2005 - Current

Wellspring seeks to invest in companies with strong, defensible business franchises where the opportunity exists to significantly improve profitability and cash flow.Potential investments should possess one or more of the following characteristics: have strong brand identity or market position; the likelihood for improved productivity or cost reductions through restructuring, reorganizing or redeploying capital into core businesses; and are capable of generating a recurring revenue stream and relatively stable and predictable cash flow with the potential for long-term growth.Wellspring specializes in the following areas: (1) buyouts of private companies, acquisitions of divisions or subsidiaries of public companies and going-private transactions (2) partnering with entrepreneurs to provide capital and strategic guidance for expansion (3) purchasing equity from shareholders of family-owned businesses for financial planning needs and (4) acquiring companies or divisions of larger companies out of bankruptcy or restructuring.Wellspring completes transactions ranging from $50 million to as much as $2 billion in total value. They evaluate and complete acquisition opportunities across a broad range of industries.Wellspring typically does not make investments in telecommunications, high technology, real estate and commodity-based businesses.

Vice President
Current

ProAmpac is steadfast in their unwavering commitment to provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. It is a diversified global packaging company with over 2,500 employees and 20 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Analyst
2003 - 2004

Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. is a global investment banking, securities trading and brokerage firm located in New York City with additional offices in Dallas, Boston and San Francisco. The firm is a subsidiary Bear Sterns Cos., Inc. (NYSE: BSC).Their equity research team consists of senior analysts located throughout the world. In addition to domestic coverage, they have research teams focusing on Latin America, Asia and Europe. The analysts use a bottom-up approach to stock selection.The Bear Stearns fixed-income research department provides coverage of every sector of the fixed-income universe.The financial analytics and structured transactions group (F.A.S.T) provides investment research, fixed-income portfolio management and analytical systems, trading technology and general financial expertise. The group also provides a broad range of services to financial institutions including asset-liability management, balance sheet restructuring, receivables-based financing analysis, security and portfolio analysis, peer analysis, and historical and real-time market-based information.

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC purchases Lucky Strike Entertainment, Inc. from Endeavour Capital, Caltius Structured Capital

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC purchases Paragon Films, Inc. from Wind Point Partners

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Wellspring Capital Management LLC purchases SupplyOne, Inc. from Meridian Venture Partners LLC, LBC Credit Partners, Stephens Capital Partners LLC

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