Sky Island Hires Two New Team Members

Apr 21, 2020

Dallas, Texas – April 22, 2020 – Sky Island Capital (“Sky Island”), a Dallas-based lower middle market private equity firm, is excited to announce the recent additions of two new team members, Cord Walker and Colton Gier. Cord joins the investment team as a Vice President from The Riverside Company. He brings a wealth of experience across private equity and investment banking, where he worked on a variety of transactions including platform and add-on acquisitions, carve-outs, and restructurings across various industries. Colton joins Sky Island as an Associate after spending the past two years in Houlihan Lokey’s financial restructuring group.

“We are extremely pleased to have Cord and Colton join Sky Island with strong, relevant experience at their prior firms Riverside and Houlihan Lokey,” remarked Jack Waterstreet, the Managing Partner of Sky Island. “They both join at a time of rapid expansion for our firm and will be instrumental in our continued efforts to invest in strategically viable North American manufacturing companies.”

Since its founding in late 2018, Sky Island has already deployed $135 million across three acquisitions and built a team of eight professionals. The firm also recently relocated its headquarters to Harwood 10, a new office tower in Uptown Dallas.

About Sky Island

Sky Island Capital ( is a lower middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas that makes control investments in strategically viable North American manufacturing companies that exhibit transformational upside potential. Sky Island has $135 million of assets under management and focuses on situations where it can draw upon its deep operational experience to support senior management in driving significant value creation through operational and strategic partnership, including add‐on acquisitions. Sky Island is comfortable with and has a history of executing transactions with complex dynamics, including corporate carve‐outs, public to privates, family‐owned businesses, lender‐controlled businesses, management buyouts, and other special situations.