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McNally Capital Named to Inc.’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors List

McNally Capital Recognized by Inc. As a Top Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firm

CHICAGO, October 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McNally Capital ("McNally") is pleased to announce its latest honor in being named to Inc.’s 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors. This annual list honors the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs. McNally’s inclusion in the list of highly accomplished Founder-Friendly Investors is a testament to the firm’s reputation of successfully bringing industry expertise and capital to founder-, family-, and management-owned businesses.

The final list recognizes firms that entrepreneurs collaborate with and trust as they receive the financial support they need to help drive growth. All firms have successful track records of remaining actively involved with the businesses they invest in.

McNally Capital’s family business background and family capital network provide both industry and operating expertise as well as a "walked in your shoes" approach that management teams value in a partnership. The firm continues its differentiated investment strategy of investing in founder-, family-, and management-owned companies in the lower middle market, with a focus on the aerospace & defense, industrial products & services, and business services industries.

"McNally is proud to be selected as one of the top Founder-Friendly Investors," stated Ward McNally, Managing Partner and Founder of McNally Capital. "Our inclusion on this list is an important recognition of the founder and family business transformation we foster for companies. We are grateful for our investors and the continued growth of our long-term partnerships with our portfolio companies and management teams."

Jeff Lynch, Founder and Principal of ITS Logistics, an exited portfolio company of McNally, stated, "We identified with McNally Capital given their experience, history, and reputation. Having founded and operated ITS Logistics for 15 years before partnering with McNally Capital, the firm and the expertise of their industry partners made them a like-minded investor for us. Importantly, ITS was able to affect meaningful growth under McNally’s ownership, while protecting and even enhancing the Company’s culture and core values."

McNally Capital’s thesis-driven approach targets U.S.-based businesses that are seeking a like-minded partner. The firm is focused on lower middle market businesses with $5 to $30 million in EBITDA and is currently prosecuting the following investment theses across its core industries of focus: national security & intelligence, industrial technology, facilities management, and water. McNally is the leader in Direct Family Capital – where institutional capabilities meet family values.

The ranking referenced above is announced annually by Inc. The 2022 ranking was released on October 4, 2022. McNally Capital has paid Inc. for the right to advertise the Founder-Friendly Investor recognition.

About McNally Capital

McNally Capital is a private equity firm targeting thesis-driven investments in the U.S., specifically founder-, family-, and management-owned companies. Founded by the McNally family, who owned and operated Rand McNally & Company, we are dedicated to upholding a 160+ year legacy as a family-owned and operated company. The McNally family remains one of our investors today. Our limited partners are made up of like-minded family offices and institutional investors who value Direct Family Capital – where institutional capabilities meet family values. For more information, please visit:

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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