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Capital Southwest Corporation is a public investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments in small and medium sized businesses. The firm operates as a business development company. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. The firm provides equity financing for expansion, growth capital, acquisition financings, management buyouts, and minority recapitalizations. It also provides capital to early stage, mid venture, late venture, industry consolidation, middle market, and mature companies. The firm invests in diverse industries that includes value added distribution; niche manufacturing; technology enabled business service; aerospace; healthcare services; building products; specialty chemical and products including adhesives, coatings and sealants, catalysts and absorbents, cosmeceuticals, fine chemicals, flavors and fragrances, performance lubricants, polymers, and plastics and composites, chemical dispensing and filtration equipment, professional and industrial trade consumables and tools, engineered solutions for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical installations, specified high performance materials for fire protection and oilfield applications; industrial technology including Automation and process controls, handling and packaging equipment, industrial filtration and fluid handling, Measurement, monitoring and testing, Professional tools, and sensors and instrumentation; and energy services and products including Drilling and completion chemicals, consumable products, equipment and tool rental, and differentiated products and services. Within aerospace, the firm considers avionics, airframe systems, components, materials, power systems, and production areas. The firm invests in platform companies across the United States with a focus on the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, and Mountain region. It seeks to invest between $2 million and $50 million and can co-invest up to $40 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues approaching above $10 million and enterprise values between $5 million and $100 million and an EBITDA between -$1 million and $20 million. It prefers to take long term position of 20 years in its portfolio companies and also acquires minority ownership stakes between 20 percent and 45 percent. The firm leaves the control with the current business owner. It also provides follow-on financing and seeks a Board seat in the portfolio companies. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

15 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/31/13
Founded in 1961

capital southwest corp (CSWC) Top Compensated Officers

Senior Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $526.6K
Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $405.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

capital southwest corp (CSWC) Key Developments

Capital Southwest Corporation Appoints Bowen S. Diehl as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Effective from March 17, 2014

Capital Southwest Corporation announced the appointment of Bowen S. Diehl as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, effective March 17, 2014. Mr. Diehl brings almost 20 years of experience in sourcing, structuring, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Mr. Diehl comes to CSWC from American Capital Ltd. where he has been a Managing Director since 2007. Mr. Diehl originally joined American Capital as a Vice President in 2001 and was promoted to Principal in 2004. Prior to joining American Capital, Mr. Diehl was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch where he gained experience working with companies in the exploration and production, oilfield services, natural gas pipeline, natural gas gathering and processing, homebuilding and semiconductor sectors. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Diehl was a Vice President in the Global Oil and Gas Group at Chase Securities Inc.

Capital Southwest Corporation Announces New Appointments to the Board

Capital Southwest Corporation announced that Joseph B. Armes has been elected as Chairman of the Board and that David R. Brooks and William R. Thomas III have been elected as Directors. Mr. Armes has served as Director, President and CEO of Capital Southwest since June 2013. Mr. Brooks has been Chairman of the Board, CEO and a director of Independent Bank Group Inc. Mr. Thomas is a private investor and has served as President of the Thomas Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making corporation since 2008. Mr. Thomas currently serves as a director of Encore Wire Corporation.

Richard F. Strup, Intends Resign to the Board of Directors, Effective on November 22, 2013

On November 22, 2013, Richard F. Strup, a director of Capital Southwest Corporation notified the company that he was resigning from the company's Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Strup's decision to resign was due to personal reasons. Mr. Strup had been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012. At the time of his resignation, Mr. Strup served on the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.


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