MB  2nd Generation Capital


     Office Locations:

618 Church Street, Suite 430
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-846-7650
Fax: 615-846-7654



  • Early
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device



    2nd Generation Capital is a classic merchant banking firm, and serves as principal, agent and advisor in transactions related to business investments. 2nd Generation Capital was formed in 1994 to meet second-generation family shareholder needs for liquidity, growth financing, and ownership transition services. The firm does not manage a fund, but prefers to invest its own capital and to partner with institutional investors. 2nd Generation has grown portfolio companies from concept to successful exits, typically through acquisition by a larger entity. These transactions have ranged from roughly $2mm to over $60mm for the equity at the time of exit. 2nd Generation has acted in primary operational management roles in several of its portfolio companies. The firm's current portfolio includes a healthcare services company with annual revenues of over $50 million (which started as a white paper concept by one of our staff) and a specialty manufacturing concern with annual revenues in the $10mm range.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Charlie J. Kane Member
    Dana Holmes COO
    Jim Ward Member
    Michael E. Collins Managing Member & CEO
    Michael Lawson PhD Entrepreneur in Residence


    Portfolio companies include:

      American Paper & Twine
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      Bankers Insurance Group
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      Cumberland Architectural Millwork
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      Dialysis Systems
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      HCCA Holdings
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      Ideal Publications
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      Omni Home Medical
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      Southern Oncology
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      Veran Medical
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