Card Sound Capital (“CSC”) provides capital and support to successful early and growth stage companies with the goal of creating sustained value. At CSC, we traditionally invest in the personalized healthcare sector and disruptive technology companies seeking to drive a positive social or environmental impact alongside strong financial performance.
CSC is not an investment firm looking for a quick return. Alternatively, our objective is long-term capital value creation. We work with our impressive management teams to ensure our mutual interests are aligned, usually structuring incentive and equity plans for company team members. We then work closely with these teams, bringing our extensive operational and entrepreneurial expertise to the board room.
CSC evaluates opportunities in our focused business niches to find companies that are doing things differently. We search for disruptors and innovators that want an investment partner to help elevate their business to achieve their next strategic goal.
Meet the Team
Jacob G. Jackson, J.D.
Founder and Managing Partner
Jacob Jackson currently serves as Founder & Managing Partner Card Sound Capital (“CSC”). A successful entrepreneur and investor, Jake began his career in law as an Associate Attorney with the Polsinelli law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, focusing his practice on Mergers and Acquisitions. Later, Jake became an Assistant Attorney General at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office under former AG and Governor Jeremiah (“Jay”) Nixon.
Jake was introduced to the personalized healthcare industry in 2008, representing The Apothecary Shoppe, a group of compounding pharmacies, as General Counsel. In 2010, Jake founded Freedom Pharmaceuticals, a wholesale distributor and manufacturer of pharmaceutical raw ingredients, equipment, and supplies. As CEO of Freedom, Jake grew the business dramatically before the company was acquired by Fagron NV (FAGR:BR), the global leader in pharmaceutical compounding, in 2013. Jake continued as President of Fagron North America and a member of the Executive Committee until 2016. During his tenure, Fagron successfully acquired and/or operated six North American entities with over 400 employees.
In 2013, Jake founded CSC to invest in privately held companies. Since inception, CSC has invested in the personalized healthcare industry, companies focused on sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices, and commercial real estate. CSC expanded its investment strategy in 2020, now managing 3 significant holdings to create Jackson Sports Enterprises, a sports focused division within Card Sound Capital’s portfolio.
A proud alum of the University of Missouri, Jake is a former member of the Mizzou basketball team, including the 2001-2002 Elite Eight Missouri Tigers. Jake holds a B.S. in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri. His interests include coaching youth sports, being on the water, and above all spending time with his wife and two sons.
A proud alum of James Madison University, Sean graduated from the College of Business with a B.B.A in Finance. Sean resides in Tulsa, OK and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Our investment criteria includes:
Underperforming or Temporarily Distressed
Minimum $2 million of EBITDA
Proven Business Model
Established Management Team
Headquartered in North America
Align Interests Through Equity
Participation Structure Deals as Leveraged Recapitalization
Prefer a Majority Position test
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1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202