Founder and Managing Partner – Clay Dunnagan
Clay founded Anchor Capital in 2008, and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. His experiences as an entrepreneur, corporate executive and investment professional uniquely qualify him to identify top-performing companies in the American economy for Anchor Capital.
Prior to forming Anchor, Clay held roles at Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), Trident Financial Corporation, Fletcher Spaght, Inc., VitalSource Technologies, Inc. and Ingram Industries. He has managed over 100 venture capital, private equity and public equity-related investment and strategic situations involving in excess of $1 billion. These situations have included roles in investment banking (initial public offerings, buy and sell-side assignments, management buyouts and corporate divestitures), strategic consulting, and operations, ranging from startup CEO to business development, accounting and finance. His experience spans diverse industries including publishing, transportation and logistics, emerging technology, financial services, distribution, manufacturing and healthcare.
Clay is a graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (MBA), North Carolina State University (BS), Brevard College (AA) and Coastal Academy. He is a past President of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Board and Campaign Steering Committee, and is a frequent speaker at family office investment workshops around the country. Clay can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrator – Jane Pearce
Jane joined the Anchor Capital team upon its founding in 2008. She serves as our office administrator. Jane can be reached at email@example.com.
Business Advisory Council
Anchor Capital’s Business Advisory Council is a select group of business leaders uniquely positioned to augment the firm’s investment strategy. They provide the firm with direct access to a wealth of industry-specific and investment knowledge, talent and resources. The members of the Council are all significant investors in Anchor Capital; as such, their interests are ideally aligned with the Firm’s goals and objectives.
The Building Blocks of our Success
We continually build relationships with management and directors, competitors, consultants, bankers and thought leaders to garner industry insights. By providing constructive strategic advice and tactical assistance, we bring value to both our portfolio companies and their shareholders.
Anchor Capital Milestones
|2008||Identified the opportunity|
|Made our first investment|
|2009||Established our first diversified fund|
|Made six investments and harvested three|
|2010||Launched our second diversified fund|
|Made five investments and harvested eight|
|2011||Launched our third diversified fund|
|Made five investments and harvested one|
|2012||Established an open-ended NAV-based fund (successor to prior diversified funds)|
|Made eight investments and harvested four|
|2013||Made four investments and harvested eight|
|2014||Expanded professional staff|
|Made five investments and harvested three|
|2015||Expanded support staff|
|Made seven investments and harvested seven|
|2016||Surpassed $25 million in assets|
|Expanded professional staff|
|Harvested one investment as of June 30|