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We are a Texas-based private investment firm focused on middle-market opportunities.

Foundational Principles

Stonehollow Capital Partners is a Texas-based, private investment firm, focused largely on direct private equity opportunities in middle-market companies that have strong management teams, solid business fundamentals, and meaningful growth potential to drive long-term equity returns.

Values

We invest with integrity and seek like-minded partners among executives, management teams, and investors who share our cultural and operating philosophies.

Empowerment

We empower companies with resources and assistance, adjusting our operational support to reflect each business’ unique wants and needs to enable the next phase of growth.

Alignment

We prioritize stakeholder alignment for success, seeking management teams with a personal investment, aligning our interests by investing our own capital.

Entrepreneurship 

With experience in various industries and a deep network of contacts, we thrive in entrepreneurial environments, ready to actively contribute our knowledge and relationships alongside your team to get the job done.

Partnership

We seek business owners wanting a value-add partner, not just capital. We aim to be at the table with you, celebrating successes and navigating challenges together.

Patience

We adopt a long-term approach to creating equity value, supporting ongoing strategic revision and investment to give management the “runway” needed to execute their vision and optimize value across cycles.

Selected Current and Former Investments

MANUFACTURING

Manufactures and sources the most comprehensive mix of consumables and certified reference materials offered by any aftermarket supplier in the combustion analysis marketplace.

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COMMERCIAL BANKING

Commercial bank focused on Colorado and New Mexico markets.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Develops, processes, packages and distributes high-quality, shelf stable foods.

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RESIDENTIAL HOMEBUILDER

Designs and builds homes and sustainable master-planned communities in some of the nation’s most desirable markets.

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AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

Commercial aircraft technologies and solutions focused on improving safety and airline operating efficiency.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Empowering winemakers and producers with advanced closures and solutions, striving for a sustainable future through quality, trust and innovation

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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

Largest flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics company in North America.

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AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

Powering the future of defense and aerospace. Advanced propulsion systems across space, hypersonics, and national security domains.

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ABOUT US

The Stonehollow Principals have nearly 50 years of experience with middle market companies. 

A complimentary blend of investing and operating perspective from varied experiences as asset managers, operators and principal investors, our track record includes over $2 billion of principal investing and advisory mandates. 

Stonehollow is the ideal partner for owners, entrepreneurs, management teams, families and owner-operators seeking liquidity and or experiencing generational/transition events.

Steven J. Reed

Managing Partner

Steven J. Reed, CFA, is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Stonehollow Capital Partners (“SCP”), specializing in direct equity investments in private companies across the United States. Before establishing SCP in January 2019, he served as a Managing Partner at EF Capital Management from 2014 to 2018, where he focused on direct debt and equity investments in both public and private companies. Prior to that, Mr. Reed was a Partner and Founding Member of BankCap Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the financial services industry.

He began his career as an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. and later worked at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Reed graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Jonathan M. Shepko

Managing Partner

Jonathan M. Shepko is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Stonehollow Capital Partners (“SCP”), specializing in direct equity investments in private companies across the United States. Prior to establishing SCP in January 2019, he served as Managing Partner at EF Capital Management from 2014 to 2018, focusing on direct debt and equity investments. Before EFC, Mr. Shepko was a Managing Director at Ares Management, LP, where he structured debt financings in the energy industry.

From 2009 to 2013, he co-headed CLG Energy Finance and served as Managing Director, providing financing to the energy and infrastructure sectors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shepko was a Vice President at EnCap Investments, LP, managing private equity investments in the oil and gas sector. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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