Access Holdings appoints McLain as managing director

Access Holdings has named Matt McLain as a managing director.

Access Holdings has named Matt McLain as a managing director. Prior to joining Access Holdings, McLain was a partner at Calvert Street Capital Partners.


Access Holdings Management Company LLC (“Access Holdings”) is pleased to announce that Matt McLain has joined the firm as a Managing Director. In this capacity, Matt will be responsible for sourcing new platform investments, developing and managing relationships with new and existing partners and supporting the continued growth of the firm and our platform companies.

Kevin McAllister, Partner and Founder of Access Holdings, commented: “Matt’s depth of experience will further enhance our ability to be accretive and thoughtful business building partners. His addition will allow us to continue to enhance our focused and highly engaged approach to scaling businesses and creating enduring value for our executives, employees, customers and investment partners alike. It’s with an exceptional team, executive partners and a purposeful research-based investment approach that we’ve built a reputation as a preferred partner with owners, management teams and investors. It’s with great enthusiasm that we all welcome Matt to the team.”

Matt brings a distinctive set of characteristics that align very well with Access’s approach to investing. These shared values of seeking businesses to own rather than those just for sale and choosing to partner with exceptional executives in niche service-based industries will allow him to form enduring relationships and create long-term value for our partners and investors.

Prior to joining Access Holdings, Matt was a Partner at Calvert Street Capital Partners where he played a leadership role in the firms’ deal sourcing and execution activities. Prior to Calvert Street, Matt was an investment banker with Harris Williams & Co. where he successfully executed several sell-side M&A transactions across a variety of industries, including industrial services, distribution, and energy services.

Matt also has significant experience serving as a Board Member for several companies including Premium Inspection and Testing, Hocking International Laboratories, Terra Nova Solutions, Technical Diagnostic Services and Groupe LMT. Matt earned an MBA, with high distinction, from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Matt McLain commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the leadership team at Access. I have known the team and followed their success for several years. Their proven track record of seeking out and building differentiated services businesses perfectly aligns with my experience and interests. I look forward to supporting the team’s continued growth and success”.

Founded in 2013, Access Holdings is a Baltimore-based private investment firm focused on investing in essential services businesses in the North American middle market. Access Holdings takes a research-heavy, thematic approach to investing and seeks to execute a concentrated portfolio of buy-and-build strategies. For more information, please visit