Edmond G. Fisher,
III ("Ed" )
Mr. Fisher is the founder and has been managing partner of SouthPointe since 2003. Ed has been involved as a principal, financier and
investment banker in small and middle-market companies since 1985. Prior to co-founding
SPV, Ed was a Partner with EGL Holdings, Inc., an Atlanta-based
merchant banking firm with a $20 million equity fund. At EGL,
Ed was responsible for all aspects of M&A deal sourcing,
financing, and closings for clients, both domestic and European,
ranging in size from $3-$250 million. Prior to EGL, Ed was
a portfolio partner for Atlanta-based Prometheus Partners,
a $22 million leveraged buyout fund. Ed was responsible for
all aspects of the acquisition process for deals up to $20MM,
from identification and negotiation to financing and closing,
as well as integrating and managing the companies post-acquisition.
From 1993 – 1999, Ed held several corporate operating roles, including as
CFO for the 3rd-largest Wendy's restaurant franchisee in the U.S., with over
60 locations and $60MM in revenue, headquartered in Knoxville, TN. While at
Wendy's, Ed established and ran a multi-subsidiary holding company
accounting and finance department, oversaw California real estate
investments, and pursued several large-market acquisitions. Following
Wendy’s, Ed was CFO and V.P. of Sales for Big A Distributors, a $10-million
family-owned food service facility renovation and equipment distribution
business in Atlanta.
From 1989 to 1993, Ed was a managing partner of a boutique merchant banking firm, Phoenix Capital Group, providing M&A advisory services and principal investing in deals valued from $1-$50 million. Ed began his career as a commercial lender with First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) and C&S Bank (now Bank of America), responsible for credit analysis, underwriting and loan approval in the north Georgia region from 1984 to 1989.
Ed chairs each portfolio company of SPV, and currently serves on the Board
of Sunbelt Packaging, LLC. Ed is also involved in several corporate, civic
and charitable activities, including:
Ed graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance, and is a member of the Irish Angels venture capital society.
John B. Maier, II ("Jack")
John B. Maier II (“Jack”) is a 25 year veteran of Wall Street. Prior to reestablishing Legacy Partners & Co., LLC, he was Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions with FBR Capital Markets & Co. (“FBR”). In addition to heading FBR’s M&A practice, Jack reorganized and led the firm’s Financial Sponsor Group.
Prior to FBR Mr. Maier founded Legacy Partners Group, LLC (“Legacy”), a boutique investment bank acquired by FBR in February 2007. Under Jack’s leadership, revenues doubled each year and Legacy successfully grew to 30 professionals with offices in New York, Washington and Los Angeles.
Jack joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) in 1997. At DLJ he helped build and then led the firm’s Exclusive Sales Group, which became the most successful middle market sell-side advisory practice in the history of Wall Street, generating annual revenue in excess of $250 mm at its peak. Upon the acquisition of DLJ by Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”) in 2000 Jack was appointed Global Co-Head of Middle Market M&A at CSFB.
Prior to joining DLJ Mr. Maier was with Wasserstein Perella & Co. (“WP&Co.”) in that firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. At WP&Co. Jack launched that firm’s Global Logistics and Outsourcing practice. He subsequently helped start WP&Co’s San Francisco banking effort and its West Coast Technology practice.
Jack co-authored and published an article on private equity in the Journal of Business Venturing. Additionally, he has been a roundtable participant in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine and is frequently featured as an industry representative on numerous academic and finance panels.
Mr. Maier is currently a director on the boards of several private companies and is active in various charitable and civic organizations. He grew up in Greensboro, NC and graduated from Wake Forest University. Following his graduation from Wake Forest Jack enrolled at Georgetown University, where he received his MBA with the distinction University Fellow. Jack is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of Wake Forest University’s Calloway School of Business and is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.