Edmond G. Fisher,
III ("Ed" )
Mr. Fisher is the founder and has been managing partner of SouthPointe since 2003. Ed has been involved as a principal, financier and
investment banker in small and middle-market companies since 1985. Prior to co-founding
SPV, Ed was a Partner with EGL Holdings, Inc., an Atlanta-based
merchant banking firm with a $20 million equity fund. At EGL,
Ed was responsible for all aspects of M&A deal sourcing,
financing, and closings for clients, both domestic and European,
ranging in size from $3-$250 million. Prior to EGL, Ed was
a portfolio partner for Atlanta-based Prometheus Partners,
a $22 million leveraged buyout fund. Ed was responsible for
all aspects of the acquisition process for deals up to $20MM,
from identification and negotiation to financing and closing,
as well as integrating and managing the companies post-acquisition.
From 1993 – 1999, Ed held several corporate operating roles, including as
CFO for the 3rd-largest Wendy's restaurant franchisee in the U.S., with over
60 locations and $60MM in revenue, headquartered in Knoxville, TN. While at
Wendy's, Ed established and ran a multi-subsidiary holding company
accounting and finance department, oversaw California real estate
investments, and pursued several large-market acquisitions. Following
Wendy’s, Ed was CFO and V.P. of Sales for Big A Distributors, a $10-million
family-owned food service facility renovation and equipment distribution
business in Atlanta.
From 1989 to 1993, Ed was a managing partner of a boutique merchant banking firm, Phoenix Capital Group, providing M&A advisory services and principal investing in deals valued from $1-$50 million. Ed began his career as a commercial lender with First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) and C&S Bank (now Bank of America), responsible for credit analysis, underwriting and loan approval in the north Georgia region from 1984 to 1989.
Ed chairs each portfolio company of SPV, and currently serves on the Board
of Sunbelt Packaging, LLC. Ed is also involved in several corporate, civic
and charitable activities, including:
Ed graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance, and is a member of the Irish Angels venture capital society.