What Were We Thinking?
Since 2005, FriedGreenCapital has been providing long-term private equity to privately-owned businesses and real estate projects in Mississippi. The firm was founded by Mark J. McCreery, who brings a 20-year entrepreneurial career that includes starting more than 20 businesses, political and business consulting and diverse real estate holdings. McCreery, who grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, believes a focus on increased capital fundraising opportunities for businesses is a key ingredient to growing early stage companies. The firm has participated in private equity projects, invested seed money in early stage pre-development companies and also, with MuniStrategies, looked to innovative financing models that involve New Markets Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits.FriedGreenCapital has also focused on human capital needs in all investments. McCreery and his firm generally make “active investments” – bringing his diverse professional background together with the skill sets of other talented consultants – to bridge the labor gaps that many U.S. companies face. In many investments, FriedGreenCapital works closely with a loose confederation of investors, consultants and other business interests to maximize value for companies and real estate projects. McCreery believes that, too often, financial investments are made without specific action steps to address the lack of human capital – oftentimes the key ingredient to market success.