Gaston Capital was founded in 2006 with a simple objective of finding and supporting companies that possess great potential. Our founder believed that innovation and hard work alone aren’t enough to make companies great. Truly great companies also need strong leadership, a disciplined approach to growth, and unwavering support from its financial sponsors. Gaston Capital seeks to invest in companies that are driven to be great. 


Gaston Capital makes meaningful minority investments in growth companies that are primarily located in the United States. We invest with the belief that businesses should generate positive investment return in addition to making a positive impact in the world. We support high-integrity entrepreneurs with a collaborative approach to creating value that leverages our experience and network. Gaston Capital aligns its interests with its portfolio companies’ goals to achieve the best possible results. We provide thoughtful capital without artificial time constraints to achieve superior outcomes. Industries of particular interest include business services, healthcare, light industrial, SaaS, and financial services. Read more about our investment below.  

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Direct Investments to Fund Growth

Gaston Capital is dedicated to investing in businesses with solid fundamentals and disciplined management teams that have a vision for growth and value creation. We focus on select industries that provide opportunities for exceptional growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. Most importantly, we invest in people who are aligned with our core values of commitment, integrity, partnership, and respect. Gaston Capital believes that collaborating with proven management teams who share our values will result in superior outcomes for all involved.

We look for investment opportunities where we can fill a capital void for high-growth companies. Gaston Capital is a growth equity investor that participates on a standalone basis or as a co-investor alongside reputable investors. We target cash-flow positive companies competing in disruptive industries. 

Investment Criteria

 Where we have invested

Our Team

Michael K. (Mick) McMahan


Mick is the Founding Partner of Gaston Capital. He has more than thirty-five years experience managing investment portfolios and working with small businesses, and has been listed as a top-ranked Charlotte-area financial advisor by the Charlotte Business Journal and in Barron’s as one of the top 100 independent financial advisers in the country. Mick currently serves on the board of Enviro-Master International, and Pronuvis. Mick resides in Belmont (NC), and has a BA and MPA from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).


Glenn Walthall


Glenn serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. His career spans thirty years as a venture capitalist, investment banker, bank executive and consultant. Glenn is currently the Chairman of Bold Therapeutics, and Intezyne Technologies, and a board member of Enviro-Master International, SMRxT, and Mobility Designed.  He resides in Charlotte (NC), and has a BS and MBA from Virginia Tech. 


Don McCaughey


Don joined Gaston Capital as a Partner in 2018 after 17 years at Eaton Vance Corporation, where he served as Vice President, Regional Director. Don has raised over $5 billion in Private Placements, SMA, and 40 Act Funds.  He is currently a board member of Mobility Designed and received his BS from Chapman College and MBA from Pepperdine University. 


Kyle Radavich

Kyle joined Gaston Capital in 2024 as an Associate, where he evaluates new investment opportunities and monitors portfolio companies. Prior to joining Gaston Capital, Kyle was an Associate at Five Points Capital and an Investment Banking Analyst at Leerink Partners. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 


We invest in growth

Bold Therapeutics
Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics within gastric cancers
Capital First Trust – EXITED
Operator of a chartered trust agency intended to serve the personal injury settlement industry
Diamond Orthopedic
Operator of a medical device company intended to revolutionize orthopedic fixation
Provider of restroom hygiene products and services intended to help protect businesses from the spread of infectious disease
Fitness Ventures International
Operator of fitness and wellness brands intended to build an environment for functional health
Clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on increasing the effectiveness of cancer treatments
Coffee roaster in Charlotte, NC
Mobility Designed
Designer and manufacturer of crutches and other mobility devices designed for comfortable and improved mobility
Designer and manufacturer of total joint replacement products and instrumentation intended to assist disabled patients
Specialty pharmacy designed to improve the quality of life of behavioral health patients
Southeast Highway – EXITED
Provider of highway guardrail and impact attenuator installation services in the southeastern United States
Ultraforce Staffing – EXITED
Professional staffing and work-to-hire service

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