Scott Donaldson

Partner

Scott Donaldson joined Austin Ventures in 2007 and co-leads the Texas Middle Market practice. Prior to joining AV, Scott was a vice president and founding partner of Silver Oak Services Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to Silver Oak, he was a private equity associate at Willis Stein & Partners in Chicago and an investment banking analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco.

Scott received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his BA in Economics from Harvard University. Scott is an active participant in the cancer community and was the founding chairman of the Livestrong Foundation’s Young Leadership Cancer Council. He is also a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Central Texas.

BenefitMall

Employee benefits and payroll processing

BenefitMall, the leader of integrated employee benefit solutions, provides industry leading technology and a national network of local offices that support the Broker distribution channel. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and in business for more than 30 years, BenefitMall is the nation's largest general agency.

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Delta Rigging & Tools

Rigging and lifting equipment solutions

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. is one of the largest US providers for both sales and rental of rigging and lifting products, tools, and services. Delta offers a complete portfolio of lifting solutions, including hoists, winches, wire rope, wire and synthetic slings, accessory parts, and hardware as well as testing, inspection, and field service, and rental of lifting equipment and tools.

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ENTACT

Environmental remediation and construction

ENTACT was established in 1991 in Dallas, Texas and founded on the belief that regulatory compliance, technical excellence, safe field performance, and sound business practices are all necessary to deliver outstanding projects. ENTACT is the largest national provider of environmental remediation services to the private industry and our twenty year growth has been achieved through quality performance and organic expansion. Our goal is to be the leading global provider of innovative, cost-effective, safe and sustainable environmental solutions.

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Magnablend

Acquired by Univar

Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products.

SAM, Inc.

Surveying, mapping, and geospatial solutions

Founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas, Surveying And Mapping, Inc. is a leading independent full-service provider of land surveying and mapping capabilities for clients in the domestic infrastructure industry. Supported by state-of-the-art technology, the company offers end-to-end geospatial solutions through an extensive suite of services, including professional land surveying, hydrographic surveying, aerial mapping and photogrammetry, airborne, mobile, and terrestrial HDS LiDAR, subsurface utility engineering, utility coordination, geographic information system (GIS) asset inventory and management, as well as construction phase services through SAM-Construction Services, Inc.  The company delivers its services to clients across a wide range of attractive, growth-oriented end markets, including oil and gas, electric energy, state and federal, transportation, railway, water/wastewater, and other infrastructure-related industries. Competing in a diverse market traditionally served by regional and many small niche service providers, SAM, Inc. has evolved into one of the few national land surveying and mapping service providers with the breadth of service offerings, depth of staff, strategic locations, and financial capacity to effectively support all surveying and mapping-related activities for large-scale capital projects and ongoing maintenance requirements.

Sterling Foods

Specialty bakery products

Sterling, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading supplier of baked goods, as well as a provider of gourmet bakery items to the food service and retail industries. Sterling's products include a wide variety of specialty and gourmet baked products such as brownies, cakes, cookies, snack breads, soft pretzels, muffins, scones, pizza crusts and biscuits. Sterling is the largest supplier of shelf stable bakery products to the military, and also provides products to the K - 12 educational market, weight management industry and other specialty commercial markets.

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