Clayton S. Cole is a Principal of AMCO. Mr. Cole has over 10 years of industry experience and more than eight years of investing in lower middle-market private businesses. During Mr. Cole’s career in advisory, principal investing, and strategic support for portfolio companies, he has worked on transactions totaling over $1 billion of enterprise value. Mr. Cole has partnered with founders and management teams to collaborate on acquisitions, growth initiatives, balance sheet optimization, and financial planning across a range of industries, including: business and technology enable services, healthcare services, industrial, manufacturing, and consumer.
Prior to joining AMCO, Mr. Cole was a Principal that focused on control and minority investments in growth oriented businesses at General Catalyst Partners, an investment firm with over $3.8 billion in asset under management. While at General Catalyst, Mr. Cole served as a Director of CLEAResult Consulting, an energy efficiency services organization, and observer for Envoy Global, a global workforce management platform that provides immigration support services.
Before joining General Catalyst, Mr. Cole spent three years as an Associate at H.I.G. Capital, a $750 million middle-lower market-market private equity fund that specialized in levered majority recapitalizations. Mr. Cole started his career at Stephens Inc. as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group.
Mr. Cole received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a minor in General Business from the University of Arkansas.