Tom Dundon

The Last Word: Dallas Billionaire Tom Dundon on Why He Bought and ‘Fixed’ an NHL Team

by | Apr 29, 2024
Dundon, the chairman and managing partner of Dallas-based Dundon Capital, became the majority owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes in 2017, three years after he took Dallas-based auto loan giant Santander Consumer USA public with an IPO that raised $1.8 billion. He's also a co-owner of the PPA Pickleball Tour—which merged in March with Austin-based MLP by Margaritaville—and an investor in 
Dallas-Based PPA Tour Closes Merger with Major League Pickleball, Backed by $75M
by | Mar 1, 2024
The merger combines the leading individual bracket-style tour and team-based professional pickleball formats, with the PPA Tour and Austin-based MLP retaining their distinct brands and their unique formats. The consolidation is backed by a $75 million investment from multiple parties. Here's who's backing it—and where pickleball could be going next.
Brookhaven Country Club Nets USA Pickleball National Championships
by | Mar 10, 2023
The tournament is moving from Indian Wells Tennis Club in California to Invited's Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. To be held November 4-12, it will an increased capacity, with more than 3,500 amateur players and all of pickleball’s top pros set to compete on up to 65 courts.
Arlan Hamilton talks with Mark Cuban at the 2022 Venture Dallas conference.
Mark Cuban Talks About Pickleball, Pharmaceuticals, and His ‘Addiction to Helping Entrepreneurs’
by | Nov 10, 2022
Whether he's buying a pro pickleball team or disrupting big pharma with his cost-plus drug company, Mark Cuban says he's a "ready, fire, aim" businessman. So he surrounds himself with "ready, aim, fire" perfectionists to keep him from "screwing everything up." That's just one insight the billionaire shared in a fireside chat with Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton at the Venture Dallas conference last week. “There's always going to be somebody smarter, there's always going to be somebody faster, better," Cuban added. "I just try to work a little harder.”