Al Scott has over 40 years of investment banking and operating experience.
Mr. Scott founded Scott-Macon in 1973 to provide middle market companies with the attention of senior investment bankers and the perspective of a professional staff that included prior operating experience as well as transactional experience. From personal experience in growing his first company, Bell Equipment, and as an investment banker at Oppenheimer, Mr. Scott had witnessed the lack of senior investment bankers interested in focusing on middle market transactions and the absence of a hands-on operating perspective in most professional investment banking staffs. Since establishing the firm, Mr. Scott has continued to build the investment banking capabilities of Scott-Macon with senior professionals that reflect the original goals he established over 30 years ago.
Mr. Scott has led numerous merger and acquisition and capital raising assignments in a broad range of industries for clients such as Johnson Controls, Foster Wheeler, Stone & Webster, M.W. Kellogg, Heat Research as well as a long list of privately-held clients.
Prior to founding Scott-Macon, Mr. Scott founded Bell Equipment Corporation and over a ten year period grew Bell to a worldwide leader in heavy equipment leasing. During this period, Mr. Scott also acquired Alcorn Combustion Company, a specialty engineering company. With worldwide operations and more than 600 employees, Mr. Scott sold both companies in the late 1960’s and joined the Corporate Finance Department of Oppenheimer until founding Scott-Macon.
In addition to the firm’s investment banking operations, Mr. Scott manages Scott-Macon’s direct investment portfolio of companies
Mr. Scott is a graduate of Union College (B.A.) and New York University School of Law (J.D.). He is a member of the N.Y. Bar.