Victor Capital taps McLain as investment partner

Previously, he was a managing director at Access Holdings.

Victor Capital Partners has named Matt McLain as its third investment partner. Previously, he was a managing director at Access Holdings.


NEW YORK – January 12, 2022 – Victor Capital Partners, a sector-specialist private equity firm investing in branded specialty consumer, industrial, and business services businesses, today announced Matt McLain has joined the firm as its third Investment Partner. McLain has extensive experience at the intersection of branded industrial and consumer strategies that will bolster the firm’s differentiated investing and operating approach.

McLain brings more than 17 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and strategy and financial consulting. He has led middle market investments across a variety of specialty industries core to the focus at Victor Capital. Matt was previously a Managing Director at Access Holdings, a Baltimore-based middle market private equity firm focused on investing in essential services businesses. Prior to Access, Matt spent more than eight years at Calvert Street Capital Partners where he was a Partner and sourced, executed and led many of their branded industrial products and services investments. McLain’s previous experience also includes working at Harris Williams & Co. where he successfully executed several sell-side M&A transactions. He earned a B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Duke University with distinction as a Fuqua Scholar.

Victor Capital has successfully and consistently applied a model of disciplined, focused investing and business transformation across its five platform investments that was developed over decades of experience. McLain’s investment experience, philosophy, and approach aligns well with the core tenants of Victor Capital’s investment strategy.

“Matt and I worked together in the early days of his career, and I saw in him an astute investing sense and an ability to think strategically about how to break down complex issues and effectively drive transformational change in partnership with management,” said Doug Korn, Victor Capital Managing Partner. “We have remained friends and collaborated over time, so this is a natural evolution of our team. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Matt join us to help pursue the attractive opportunities we see in the marketplace for our investment approach.”

“I am excited to be partnering with Doug, Dave Affinito, and the experienced team at Victor Capital to further enhance the firm’s unique investment and value-creation strategies,” said McLain. “We provide the highest-quality resources and guidance to support our portfolio companies in achieving their fullest potential. I have tremendous respect for the firm Doug and Dave have built and have had the pleasure of watching its evolution since the beginning. I have complete conviction that Victor Capital’s disciplined model will continue to achieve strong success building differentiated, valuable businesses in current and future market environments.”
About Victor Capital Partners
Victor Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in branded businesses with compelling growth potential in consumer and industrial products and services as well as business services. Victor Capital uses its capital and resources to partner with companies generating $20 million to $100 million of revenue and that have valuable brands, differentiated technology or capabilities, and significant growth potential operating in attractive markets. The firm was founded in late 2015 by Doug Korn, a private equity veteran who has been partnering with exceptional management teams to help build great companies since the late 1980s. For more information on Victor Capital, please visit