James Jackson to Partner at Gauge

Gauge Capital has promoted James Jackson to partner. Mr. Jackson joined Gauge in February 2016 and most recently was a principal with the firm.

With his promotion, Mr. Jackson will be active leading Gauge’s efforts in the industrial services, government services, and beauty and personal care sectors.  He will also continue to work in the business services sector.

“James has significantly contributed to our success at Gauge. His combination of talent, energy, and professionalism makes him a tremendous leader within the firm, and we are glad to recognize his many contributions with this important promotion,” said Tom McKelvey, co-founder and managing partner of Gauge.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Jackson was with Insight Equity from 2011 to 2016, Audax Group from 2007 to 2009, and McKinsey & Company from 2005 to 2007. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Gauge Capital invests in North American-based companies that have $5 million to $30 million of EBITDA. Typical transaction types include buy-outs, recapitalizations, divestitures, privatizations, consolidations, and growth capital investments. Sectors of interest include technology, industrial, business services, healthcare services, consumer, and food. The firm will consider both majority and shared-control investments.

Mr. Jackson currently serves as a director of Infosoft Group, a Milwaukee-based provider of regulatory compliance and recruitment services to federal contractors that was acquired in December 2016; TVC Pro-Driver, an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based provider of legal services to independent and small fleet commercial truck drivers that was acquired in January 2019; and Schlesinger Group, an Iselin, New Jersey-based market research company that was acquired in July 2019.

“We have been very fortunate with our success over the last several years at Gauge.  As the firm grows, it creates opportunities for our team to grow as professionals.  James has capitalized on these opportunities and we are pleased to welcome him as a partner,” said Drew Johnson, co-founder and managing partner of Gauge Capital.

Gauge Capital is based near Dallas in Southlake, Texas.

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